The historic places in English Heritage's care span six millennia and include palaces, abbeys, houses, castles, hill figures, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages. Discover how you can make a difference to a project that inspires you.
You won’t be surprised to hear that, like so many other organisations, we are facing an unprecedented challenge due to the Coronavirus crisis. There’s no escaping the fact that our ability to protect and preserve our nation’s heritage is under threat.
The closure of our sites has meant that much-needed funding from admissions, new and renewing memberships, cafés and shops has been lost overnight. The daily upkeep of estates has been suspended. Conservation work has been put on hold. Major restoration projects have been postponed. Your support is critical to our very survival, and will help to make sure England’s story survives in all its glory.DISCOVER MORE
Pass it on
We believe that history is one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to the next generation. History gives us all the vital ingredients that shape who we are: a sense of our place in time, of what has gone before and who will come after us.
Our popular education visits programme is one of the largest of its kind. But, like many areas, it’s affected by education cutbacks.
By donating, you’ll be providing vital funds to run workshops for schoolchildren. With hands-on activities, these sessions are a great way to engage students and inspire a passion for history.
Marble Hill Appeal
Marble Hill is a much-loved space for both locals and Londoners, young and old, to relax and play. However, since the 1980s it's seen little investment. Opening times for the historic house are limited, while the park's original character has been lost.
With your help we can conserve and restore this local landmark.FIND OUT MORE
Once and Future Fund
Over 300 of the sites in our care are free for all to enjoy. Our ancestors fought hard for this heritage to be passed down to us. And now it’s our turn to ensure that these historic properties continue to be looked after.
By supporting the Once and Future Fund, you will help to secure the future of the places across England where history was made.
The campaign is now in its final stage, and time is running out. Until 31 July 2021, your donation will be matched by the National Lottery, meaning your gift will double in value.
Save our story - wall paintings
For centuries, England's story has been painted on church walls and castle ceilings in every corner of the nation. Restoring these precious wall paintings is like drawing back the curtain on the lives of those who shaped who we are. But sadly, dozens of these irreplaceable treasures are in danger of deteriorating so much that they could disappear forever.
Discover the full collection and be part of our mission to protect these relics of our past. Donate today to the appeal.Find out more
Save Our Cannons
Today they stand proudly on the walls of castles and forts across the country as vivid reminders of our island story. They are an integral part of the landscape, but unless we act now, they could be lost to the elements. Battered by strong winds and corroded by salty sea spray, many of them are rapidly deteriorating.
We need to act now to save these precious objects and keep their stories alive for future generations, but we need your support.
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Gifts In Wills
Gifts in Wills help ensure that generations to come can enjoy our historic places just as much as you do today