November Opening

We will be keeping a selection of our sites open during November in every English region. These sites all have large outdoor spaces, and can be opened in a way that protects the health of all our visitors, staff and volunteers.

You can find which sites remain open below. You will need to pre-book your ticket on the individual property page using the links.

We have additional safety measures in place including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers.

Please bear in mind the government's latest advice on essential journeys.

Open Sites Near You

We are keeping a selection of free-to-enter and staffed sites open for local visitors and Members. You can find out below which sites near you will remain open during November.

Regrettably some of our sites will have to close temporarily this month. These cannot be opened in a way that complies with government guidelines.

Booking for a wider range of sites remains open for visits from 3 December onwards.

What to expect from your visit

We’ve introduced new measures for everyone’s safety. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history happened, and you’ll still be given a warm welcome by our friendly staff and volunteers.

  • Visitors can only visit as a household or support bubble.
  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing, and we’ve made sure they have the necessary PPE.
  • Some sites will be using one way systems and markers on the ground to help visitors keep a safe distance.
  • You’ll find new welcome information and site-specific signposts to guide you on your visit.
  • Remember to bring a face covering with you. They’re mandatory in all our indoor public spaces that remain open during lockdown, including at free-to-enter sites and when purchasing a takeaway from the café/tea room.
  • We’re carrying out more frequent cleaning.
  • Protective screens have been put up at some desks and tills.
  • We’ve made hand sanitiser available for you to use.
  • There are new social distancing barriers, particularly around toilets and admission areas.
  • To support NHS Test and Trace, we're now legally required to record your contact details and the date of your visit, including the use of our cafés and tearooms. Find out more.

At some sites there may be different routes to follow, and certain parts of sites might not be open. We’ve detailed key changes on the individual site pages of our website, so do please check before you visit.

Preparing for your visit

Once you choose your arrival slot online, you’ll receive your booking confirmation by email. Just bring this with you, either on your mobile device or as a print out. The email will contain a barcode that our team will scan when you arrive.

Without a valid booking confirmation, we won’t be able to let you in. If you're a Member, remember to bring your Membership Card. Please see our FAQs for more information.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our sites safely, so please:

  • Don’t visit if you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of Covid-19
  • Follow government and site guidelines on social distancing and hygiene
  • Queue alone if you can
  • Keep an eye on children
  • Remember to bring a face covering with you. You won’t be able to enter any of our indoor public spaces, including free-to-enter sites, if you don’t have a face covering. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out. We have a range of English Heritage face coverings which can be purchased via our online shop.

Getting through this year together

We want to reassure everyone that our number one priority remains the health, safety and security of all of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We have additional safety measures in place including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers.

We are enormously grateful for the support our Members and visitors have given us throughout this difficult year.

Still have questions?

Take a look at our answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about booking your visit, paying for your visit, and the on-site experience you can expect when you arrive for your visit.

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