Explore our exciting programme of behind-the-scenes events, created exclusively for our Members.
Meet our experts, enjoy special access to English Heritage sites and other fascinating locations, get the inside track on some of our work, and try out new skills in hands-on, Members-only workshops.
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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP
As an English Heritage Member you can delve far deeper into our sites and other historic places around the country as our experts invite you behind the scenes. Enjoy exploring after hours, handling original artefacts, or learning exclusive insights on specialist walking tours of restricted-access areas.
With more than 200 Members-only events on throughout the year, across the country, it's just one more way to make the most of your membership with us.
All Members' Events have limited availability and must be booked in advance.
To book, call us on 0370 333 1183. Lines are open 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday and 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday.
Discover a selection of upcoming Members' Events on our highlights calendar, and explore the full range by using our Members' Events Search.
NEW FOR FAMILIES
Discover a new range of Members' events we've introduced this summer, designed exclusively for families:
MOUNT GRACE PRIORY: A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTue 7 Aug
Introduce the kids to lizards, frogs, spiders and more at this exclusive event, and enjoy a two-course supper.
AUDLEY END HOUSE: A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTue 14 Aug
Enjoy a close encounter with some very special visitors, plus a two-course family supper.
DOVER CASTLE: A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTue 14 Aug
Handle lizards, frogs, spiders, snakes and millipedes with the family and enjoy a two-course supper.
BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT: A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTue 21 Aug
Get the chance to touch, hold and photograph a wide range of animals, and enjoy a two-course family supper.
WITLEY COURT: A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTue 21 Aug
Take the family to meet some very special animal visitors at 'A Close Encounter' at Witley Court.
DOWN HOUSE: HANDS ON GARDENINGWed 23 Aug
Join the Gardening team of Down House for a fun and hands on session in the Charles Darwin’s own garden.
WARKWORTH CASTLE: FAMILY KNIGHT SCHOOLTue 28 Aug
Perfect your archery skills, learn how to fight in sword school and hear tales of the past from our resident knights.
CARISBROOKE CASTLE: DONKEY DAYS FOR KIDSSat 22 Sep
Get hands-on with our donkeys. Learn what it takes to be a keeper of Carisbrooke’s famous residents.
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1634 and all thatFri 20 Jul
Join Ian Morgan on this evening tour of the castle to hear about the lavish entertainment and be taken around the same rooms that the King and Queen graced with their presence.
Dr Strangelove: The British BombFri 27 Jul
You are invited to penetrate the former high security perimeter and view the bomb sheds and ‘igloo’ stores for fissile cores at this unique Cold War site – once one of the most secret locations in the UK
Twilight TudorsTue 31 Jul
Enjoy exclusive out-of-hours access to Pendennis Castle and meet some of our lively Tudor re-enactors as they take up residence in the Castle Keep.
The Feast of WilliamThu 2 Aug
Join Dr Michael Carter, Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage, on the feast day of St William.
Planning for D-Day: Southwick ParkFri 3 Aug
Visit Southwick Park - General Eisenhower's wartime headquarters and a current operational military base.
A View from the RoofTue 7 Aug
Join Historian Ian Morgan as he takes you around Bolsover castle on this special evening tour
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"The guided tour at Southwick House was probably the best guided tour I have ever experienced and the guide in the underground tunnels was absolutely the right man for the job. Not an academic like his counterpart upstairs but very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I learned a huge amount from both of them and I would highly recommend this particular event."
"The Draklow Tunnels afternoon was a great experience that I would thoroughly recommend. The Guide was excellent, so knowledgable and approachable and you could tell he really loved the project. I felt a bit like Indiana Jones exploring a place forgotten after the Cold War. I will definitely go again!"
"The Guide was quite outstanding in his attitude, knowledge of the subject and his marvelous ability to put this across to a wide range of members in the party. He made Cleeve Abbey come alive and recounted information from basic day-to-day grind to etherial and factual details which were textured with pathos and colour - thank you Michael and English Heritage."
"..The passion that the event leads pass on is always intoxicating...We were buzzing all the way back from Dover Castle to Birmingham."
"A wonderful experience given by a passionate historian who wanted to share her knowledge."
"It was EXCELLENT - our guide was interesting and informative and fun!"
"I was amazed at the time these experts gave to our small group. I felt really privileged to have taken part. I learned a great deal and really appreciate the work English Heritage is doing to save our historic buildings. A fabulous event we both thoroughly enjoyed thank you all very much."