Archives & Collections

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English Heritage holds an outstanding range of items in its historic National Collections; from paintings and archaeological artefacts relating to its sites, to the public archive covering the historic environment of England. In this section you can find out what material is held and what's available online from the English Heritage Archive.

You can also explore the history and significance of the sites in the care of English Heritage by looking at Portico.  This section will be developed over the next five years to include all 400 or so sites.

The English Heritage Archive

You can view over 2 million photographs and records online, but if you can't find what you are looking for contact us at Archive Services.

More on our archive services


Our exhibitions are designed to promote England's heritage, and to generate interest and enthusiasm for historic buildings, archaeology, landscapes and photography.   

Our latest exhibitions


Portico is the area of the English Heritage website dedicated to exploring the history and significance of the 400 or so sites in the care of English Heritage.

Visit Portico