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As the custodian of over 400 historic places, dating from prehistory to the Cold War, English Heritage is uniquely placed to explain English history. We also look after London's Blue Plaque scheme, and care for half a million artefacts. Explore these pages to find out more.

Booking for education visits are now reopen so you can once again explore the places where history happened with your class. We're delighted to welcome you back. Find out more about our new safety measures and the tools available to help with planning.

Our free downloadable resources are full of inspiration to help you plan your trip, but if you can't visit us just yet, they can also be used in the classroom.  

School Visits

Bookings for Education Visits to our sites are now open for the new term.  A visit to an English Heritage site can bring your teaching of history to life. Your students can once again explore and discover the places where history happened at our prehistoric sites, castles, abbeys and country houses including Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall and Battle Abbey.

See all the latest information on our new safety measures and download our COVID-19 Risk Assessment to help support your planning.

 

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Teaching Resources

We’re continually developing our resources for learners of all ages and abilities. In these challenging times we know many parents and carers are teaching their children at home for the very first time, while teachers and other educational leaders are trying to navigate changes in the classroom.

Whether you're looking for tools to help with setting homework, ideas to help you with school visit planning from September, or guidance for teaching history at home, we're here to support you. 

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Story of England

Take a chronological journey through the key periods in England's past. Explore thousands of years of history and discover how the changes that the country has seen can be traced through English Heritage's sites.

Learn how the daily lives of ordinary people have altered over the centuries, and how seismic shifts in power and religion permanently shaped the nation. 

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Histories

Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.

Our property histories will give you a concise and authoritative chronological overview of a site through the ages, authored by top historians. And with our stories and profile pages you can learn more about the key events and people who shaped our sites

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Conservation

From Roman coins to Rembrandts, and from tapestries to Turners, we look after nearly half a million artefacts. Learn more about how our teams of experts protect our collections from a wide range of threats, like insects, pollution and climate change.

Dig deeper into the science behind heritage - we carry out academic research in a range of fields and many of our papers are available to download here.

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Research

Research is at the heart of everything we do. Knowledge of our sites, properties, gardens and objects is essential so that we can care for them, interpret them and make them meaningful to the public.

Find out more about our research priorities, our research staff, and the opportunities available to students.

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Shout Out Loud

Shout Out Loud is English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme for young people, by young people. Read more about what we do and find out how you can get involved.

Shout Out Loud is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund #KicktheDust programme.

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