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English Heritage Guardians

You can play a vital role in caring for England's heritage and making the story of England more accessible than ever before.

Curator reading at Kenwood


Some of the nation's greatest works of art hang in our properties. Each one needs to be conserved individually and with great care. Castles that have stood for nearly a thousand years, hosting royalty and seeing off seiges, need their stonework repaired. Gardens, telling the story of centuries of landscape design and groundbreaking discoveries, must be nurtured.

You can help meet these challenges.

Kenwood Curator Tour

English Heritage Guardians

By becoming a Guardian you will help safeguard the future of the nation's richest heritage.

The Guardians scheme recognises donors who support English Heritage with gifts of £2,500 or more. They champion heritage and are at the heart of our community.

As a Guardian, you'll gain a deeper insight into our work of caring for historic properties across the nation and you'll have the opportunity to engage with our extensive collection of sites and artefacts.

Conservation at Wellington Arch

Behind the Scenes

To thank you for your support, we invite Guardians to get behind the scenes and experience first hand the work that your support makes possible, including meeting the conservators, historians, scientists, and educators who are at the front line of caring for England's heritage.


Marble Hill Revived

Marble Hill was opened to the public in 1903 after local councils and private donors came together to save it from developers. Now it needs our help again.

The building is in need of significant repairs, and the Georgian glory of the landscape has been forgotten. The house is rarely open, and many people in the area have never visited this priceless piece of local heritage.

We’re working on plans to change that. But English Heritage is a charity, and we need your help.

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How Your Support Helps

  • Conservation

    The largest conservation programme in our history is underway. Your support will ensure that we can protect the places and artefacts in our care.

  • Blue Plaques

    Thought to be the oldest scheme of its kind in the world, every Blue Plaque, from research to production, is funded by donations.

  • Annual Report

    View and download our Annual Report which looks back on our activities and achievements in our second year as a charity.

  • Discover More

    Find out more about the ways your support makes a difference to our collection of 420 sites and over 500,000 artefacts.

Marble Hill, Blue Plaque, Conservation at Kenwood, volunteer at Stonehenge

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As a Guardian, you'll help ensure that future generations can experience the story of England where it really happened.

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