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

With almost all of our historic sites open again, where will you choose to go? We've introduced new measures to keep everyone safe, and ensure that you can continue to enjoy exploring the places where history happened. Follow the link below to find a place to visit and pre-book your day out.

This summer, you can also hit the trail and get exploring with our Summer Adventure Quests. Or, step back in time with live interpretation experiences at Dover Castle and Audley End House and Gardens.

Find a place to visit
  • Face Coverings

    Remember to bring a face covering when you visit - they’re now mandatory in all our indoor public spaces. Click through to our Reopening page for more information about our safety measures and what you can expect.

  • History's Most Iconic Hats

    Fashion Historian Amber Butchart explores how historical headwear can reveal fascinating insights into our past, helping to shape trends and mirror what's important to society at the time.

  • Take our Norman Knight quiz

    As a squire you've been patiently learning what it takes to be a Norman Knight. Now put your skills to the test with our series of questions and challenges to see if you are truly up to the task!

  • How England Was Made

    In the second episode of our YouTube series, presenter Rob Bell ventures to Shropshire to visit the first free standing metal structure in the world - the remarkable Iron Bridge.

Eat Out to Help Out

We’re participating in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Visit on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in August and you’ll get a 50% discount up to the value of £10 per person on your food and soft drinks when you eat in our cafés, restaurants and tearooms.

Find out more
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We're Good to Go

We’re supporting Visit Britain’s We’re Good to Go scheme, an industry standard consumer mark that shows our sites adhere to Government and public health guidance.

In order to qualify, each one of our sites is required to complete a checklist confirming it has the necessary measures in place, including staff training, social distancing measures, and high cleanliness standards.

We’re also taking part in UK’s tourism’s Know Before You Go campaign,  which encourages people to find out what is open and when and any restrictions in place, before they visit a heritage site.

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. In celebration of more sites reopening, 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


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 marking 300 years since one of the most infamous stock market crashes in English history.

Listen now
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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 quiz lets you test your knowledge of the Industrial Revolution. 

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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Discover a new way to explore our sites through virtual tours and behind the scenes experiences. Hear from our experts on how to introduce heritage techniques to your home and garden, and find out the hidden stories of our sites. 

Take a virtual tour
  • 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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