Visitors and an English Heritage guide

GET INVOLVED

Whether it's joining the conversation on social media; volunteering at your favourite property; shopping for gifts and souvenirs in our online shop, or booking a stay at one of our luxurious holiday cottages: there's plenty more to discover at English Heritage.

DISCOVER BLUE PLAQUES



Across the capital over 900 blue plaques, on buildings humble and grand, honour the notable men and women who have lived or worked in them. From Sylvia Pankhurst’s former home in Chelsea to Jimi Hendrix’s flat in Mayfair, let English Heritage’s blue plaques app guide you through the streets of London.

Download the free app now from the Apple App Store for iPhone or the Google Play Store for Android.

EXPLORE BLUE PLAQUES

LOCAL SITES OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND



West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury

As well as our larger properties, your membership helps to care for our smaller sites, which are open to visit all year round. We couldn’t keep these sites open and protected without your help.

From prehistoric stone circles to ruined abbeys, and Norman castles to Roman temples, you can explore thousands of years of history, including:

  • Avebury, Wiltshire
  • Bishop's Waltham Palace, Hampshire
  • Easby Abbey, Yorkshire
  • Hylton Castle, Tyne and Wear
  • Iron Bridge, Shropshire

FIND A LOCAL SITE

News and Social

Tell other Members about your visits to our properties, share your tips and favourite memories on social media, and read our latest news stories and press releases.

Post your message and photos on Twitter using #EHmembership or Instagram using #englishheritage, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for our latest historical videos.

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  • Facebook

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news and views on our historic properties.

  • Instagram

    Follow us on Instagram to see our photos and videos and share your own using #EHmembership.

  • Join the conversation on Twitter

    Twitter

    Join the conversation on Twitter and share your experiences with fellow Members using #EHmembership.

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    News

    Read the latest news stories and press releases, and search our archives for stories about England's places and history.

ONLINE SHOP



The English Heritage Online Shop

As a non-profit making organisation, the contributions raised from the sale of items in our shop play a vital role in helping us to continue our work of safeguarding England’s historic heritage.

Discover a varied selection of gifts, which include many pieces exclusive to English Heritage. Our shop features a wide range of products, from jewellery for him and her to toys and games for children, homewares and soft furnishings to award-winning food and drink, as well as a wide range of collectors’ memorabilia.

VISIT THE SHOP

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

At English Heritage, we want to offer you the most exciting and engaging ways to explore England’s past.

Whether you find inspiration in the evocative settings, little-known details or colourful characters of history, staying at one of our sites will make for a unique experience.

As other visitors leave, you can discover a new side as you explore all by yourself. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the sun setting on hundreds of years of history and, come morning, see it light up some of the most iconic sights in the country.

WEDDING AND EVENT VENUES



Weddings at English Heritage

Wedding, birthday, private party, corporate conference... whatever the occasion, your day will be transformed into a uniquely unforgettable occasion at one of our English Heritage historic venues.

You could get married in a 16th-century castle or an 18th-century orangery; toast your future in Henry VIII's medieval hall or a cavalier's riding school; dance on the lawns of a royal residence overlooking the sea or dine amid the glittering treasures of a millionaire art collector.

VIEW VENUES TO HIRE

ENGLISH HERITAGE BLOG



English Heritage Blog

Discover the official blog for English Heritage, with stories, news and articles:

  • History Uncovered - Read in-depth analysis of historical events from our experts and discover the stories of English Heritage sites around the country.
  • Things To Do - Step into England’s story with these ideas of places to discover, things to do and events at our sites.
  • Historical How-Tos - Get creative with step-by-step guides, videos, recipes and more designed to help you bring history to life at home.
  • Behind the Scenes - Find out more from the English Heritage team as we work to protect and bring to life over 400 sites around England.
  • Your Stories - Read insights from our Members and discover what our fans, followers and supporters are saying on social media.

VISIT THE BLOG

EDUCATION



Schoolchildren on an education visit

As the custodian of over 400 historic places, dating from prehistory to the Cold War, English Heritage is uniquely placed to explain English history.

Explore the Learn section of our website to find out more: whether you're preparing for a school visit, looking for teaching materials, or carrying out research of your own.

LEARN MORE

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Play your part in giving England's heritage a future by supporting today. You'll help our precious historic places withstand the forces of nature and safeguard their stories long into the future.

Caring for our historic places means anything from restoring Old Master paintings, to carrying out essential repair works on buildings, to planting historic gardens and keeping them blooming throughout the year. Find out how your donations make a difference, and how you can get involved with our work.

  • Volunteering with English Heritage

    Volunteer

    Explore the opportunities for you to play a part in protecting and presenting some of the greatest places in England.

  • Conservation at Eltham Palace's map room

    Conservation

    Play a role in English Heritage's biggest conservation programme yet to protect historic places across the country.

  • A stone mason working with hammer and chisel restores a stone carving on a war memorial

    Donate

    Your membership helps care for historic places spanning 6,000 years of English history. Find out how you could help further by donating today.

CAREERS



Careers with English Heritage

Being part of English Heritage means working somewhere a little different. We're an organisation that doesn't just span the country, we span the ages too.

No matter what they do and where they do it, our people play a crucial role in protecting and presenting some of the greatest places in England for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

DISCOVER A CAREER WITH US

More to explore

  • English Heritage New Members Welcome Hub

    Explore the Welcome Hub

    Get ready to step into England's story and discover everything you need to know to get started and make the most of your new English Heritage membership.

  • English Heritage Battle of Hastings re-enactment

    Be Inspired

    Get inspiration for your year of discovery and hear from other Members on how they enjoy English Heritage.

  • Join the Family

    Find out how to make the most of your new membership with tips and testimonials from other Members.

  • Unlock the door to England's story

    Members Do More!

    Discover the full range of extra benefits that come as part of your English Heritage membership.

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