As the custodian of over 400 historic places, dating from prehistory to the Cold War, English Heritage is uniquely placed to explain English history. We also look after London's Blue Plaque scheme, and care for half a million artefacts. Explore these pages to find out more, whether you're preparing for a school visit, looking for teaching materials, or carrying out research of your own.

School Visits

To truly understand history, students need to stand in the places where it was made. That's why we're dedicated to bringing history to life through authentic, engaging and enriching learning experiences for as many school-age children as possible. Enjoy a free self-led visit to any of our 400+ properties, or book one of our popular Expert-Led Discovery Visits tailored to meet a broad range of curriculm requirements.

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Teaching Resources

We want to make sure that you feel confident to step straight into England’s story when visiting one of our historic places. That’s why we’re continually developing a range of relevant and engaging resources to support school groups before, during and after their visit. 

Take the hassle out of planning and enhance your group's learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom, with our range of educational resources.

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Story of England

Take a chronological journey through the key periods in England's past. Explore thousands of years of history and discover how the changes that the country has seen can be traced through English Heritage's sites.

Learn how the daily lives of ordinary people have altered over the centuries, and how seismic shifts in power and religion permanently shaped the nation. 

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Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.

Our property histories will give you a concise and authoritative chronological overview of a site through the ages, authored by top historians. And with our stories and profile pages you can learn more about the key events and people who shaped our sites

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From Roman coins to Rembrandts, and from tapestries to Turners, we look after nearly half a million artefacts. Learn more about how our teams of experts protect our collections from a wide range of threats, like insects, pollution and climate change.

Dig deeper into the science behind heritage - we carry out academic research in a range of fields and many of our papers are available to download here.

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