Members' Area
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Exclusive Members' Area

Almost all of our historic sites are now open, and we’re delighted to welcome you back. As a Member, your visit is still free but you’ll need to book your ticket in advance. To keep everyone safe, you’ll be asked to book an arrival time, but once you’re on site you can stay as long as you like. Please only book one slot per visit, and make sure you can make it before you book. At home, you can continue to explore our sites and their stories in your Members’ Area where we’re curating the best articles, videos and podcasts.

Plus, we have lots of history fun and home learning help for all ages.

Your membership is more important than ever, thank you for your continued support. 

Highlights this week

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Autumnal historic gardens

As the weather cools, our gardens transition into a vibrant autumnal colour palette of yellow, orange and brown. Keep cosy and enjoy wandering through our historic gardens where you'll discover the stories behind our leafy woodlands, decorative flower beds and seasonal kitchen produce.

Explore our pick of the most impressive gardens of the season. 

Discover more
  • Cook with Mrs Crocombe

    Cook along with Mrs Crocombe and discover how to get a copy of the new Mrs Crocombe cookbook (including free wooden spoon for Members). 

  • Meet the expert: Kathy Hipperson

    Meet Kathy Hipperson who stars in our video series as Mrs Crocombe, the Audley End cook who teaches you how to cook the Victorian Way. 

  • The latest reopening news

    Find out the latest news and information for visiting our sites, including how you can save 25% in some of our tearooms and cafes.

  • A Day in the Life: Romans

    In Episode 2 of our brand new video series, join Viricovo and Claudius as they spend the day at the Roman bath house in Wroxeter, 1,900 years ago.

What to expect from your visit

Almost all of our historic sites are now open. We're delighted to welcome you back. To help keep everyone safe, visitors and Members need to book an arrival time in advance. Once you arrive, you can stay for as long as you like. Each site has specific measures in place to keep everyone safe, find out what to expect from your visit. 

Find out what to expect

Postcards from ...

Thanks to your membership and support we look after and protect over 400 historic sites across England.

Our 'Postcards From...' series bring you stunning footage of these special places from the skies. Now that the majority of our sites are re-open, we’re focussing on some of them to show you just how beautiful they are. As well as giving a sense of wonder and grounding in uncertain times, these sites have large open spaces, perfect for getting you out and ensuring you can keep within social distancing measures.

Pre-book your visit
  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

  • Dover Castle

  • Scarborough Castle

  • Tintagel Castle

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Step into England’s story with our weekly podcast. Join presenter
Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

This week, we’re discussing our new poetry programme to reveal some of the untold stories of our sites. 

Listen now

Get Quizzing

From Stonehenge to Queen Victoria, test your history know-how with our Members' quiz. Whether just challenging yourself or hosting a virtual quiz with family and friends, we've got your history rounds covered. We've even got quizzes just for kids!

The latest kids bumper time-travelling quiz lets you test your knowledge of history. 

Take a quiz

History for Kids

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Are you ready to go back - way back - in time to learn all about England’s history? Read our magazines and discover our online pages where you can explore each of the key periods, from the Stone Age right through to the Second World War. Find out what life was like at the time through fun facts, illustrated stories, games and more. 

Read the latest Kids Rule

History Discovered

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We asked our Members for their favourite sites in a few different categories, including best sites for a picnic, top five historic gardens and the most popular places to visit for our younger Members. Did your favourites make the list? 

See our Member recommendations
  • Days Out with Dogs

    Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for your furry friends to enjoy.

  • Close ups

    We care for thousands of artefacts – such as the chintz at Osborne which depicts Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Get up close and find out what makes these items so important.

  • Meet the Experts

    Meet Amber Butchart, fashion historian, and Rebecca Butterworth, historical make-up artist, who help us produce our make-up tutorials, covering the history of make-up and fashion. 

  • Past Lives

    From a captive queen and a reggae superstar to the father of the NHS and pioneering dentist, discover the stories of the people who shaped our country's past.

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Members' Rewards

Enjoy savings on household appliances, exclusive deals on flowers for your home and garden, and even discover a new hobby with discounted knitting offers or a magazine. The savings you make could cover the cost of your annual membership.

Discover your rewards


Register your membership or log in now to renew your membership, update your personal details and find out anything else about your membership. You can also explore the wider benefits of membership, including discounted offers from our Associated Attractions and our range of exclusive Members' Events (currently not available during the lockdown period).

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