Exclusive Members' Area
Welcome to this dedicated space just for Members, where you can explore our sites and their stories through articles, videos and podcasts. You’ll also find help for home learning and plenty of content just for kids.
OPENING UPDATE | Over 60 historic sites are now open for you to explore this spring, and we’ll be opening more in phases over the coming months. See which sites are open and find out how to book your visit.
As a Member, you are helping to keep England’s story alive throughout this difficult time. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.
Highlights this week
May Half Term
With half term just around the corner, it's time to plan your next family adventure.
Exciting events are taking place around the country and our family-friendly gardens are full of life and colour.Plan a family day out
Members' Events booking now
We are delighted to be able to offer Members' events again, from a twilight tour of Deal Castle to a behind-the-scenes look at the gardens at Belsay.
The Eleanor Crosses
Discover the story of the remarkable crosses erected by Edward I as memorials to his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.
Our Top Tea Rooms
Serving up as much locally sourced produce as possible, here are some of our favourite cafés and tearooms around the country.
Blooming Gardens month
With a whole series of Blooming Gardens events to enjoy next month, there’s never been a better time to start planning a visit to our sites.
History for Kids
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.Explore our history for Kids
THE ENGLISH HERITAGE PODCAST
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 is National Croquet Week, and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at the lawn games and sports that have been played at our historic sites. Joining us to reveal more are English Heritage landscape advisor, Emily Parker, and sport historian Simon Inglis.Listen now
Postcards from places we love
Thanks to your membership and support we are able to look after and protect over 400 historic sites across England. Each has its own unique architecture and a story to tell. In this video series, you’ll be captivated by the stunning footage of our sites from the skies as we offer you a glimpse of what each has to offer. Sit back, relax and prepare to be inspired.
Watch the whole series
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
From Stonehenge to Queen Victoria, test your history know-how with our quizzes. 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 is the May 2021 Members' Magazine 20 Questions Quiz, all about our sites' literary links.Discover our quizzes
How England Was Made
Episode 4: Stott Park Bobbin Mill
In our How England Was Made series, presenter Rob Bell explores significant locations from England's industrial history, accompanied by one of our expert historians.
In the fourth and final episode, presenter Rob Bell visits a mill that played a surprisingly key role in England’s textile industry in the 19th century. Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria, Stott Park Bobbin Mill produced millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. Join Rob and Senior Curator Kevin Booth as they explore the role of the humble bobbin and the story behind the only working bobbin mill left in the Lake District today.
Episode 1: Neolithic Mines
Historian Susan Greaney gives Rob Bell a guided tour of Grime's Graves in Norfolk. This Neolithic flint mine is evidence of early industry, from production to trade, even though the site itself is very unassuming.
Episode 2: Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge combines aesthetic beauty with practical usage, allowing for safe passage across the River Severn. Rob discovers more about the site with Head Collections Curator Matt Thompson.
Episode 3: Derwentcote Steel Furnace
On the outskirts of Gateshead, Derwentcote is the earliest steelmaking furnace in Britain. Senior Properties Curator Mark Douglas and Rob discuss the history of steelmaking in the Derwent Valley.
Our expert historians and curators provide the most up-to-date insights, unveiling the secrets of some of the most important historic sites in the country. We invite you to step into England's story with historical articles and features created especially for you.More history discovered
We care for thousands of artefacts and monuments – such as the Lord's Prayer Ring at Ranger's House. Get up close and find out what makes these items so important.
Meet the Experts
Our experts help us to bring to life the fascinating stories of our sites. Meet some of those 'in the know' as they share their knowledge and experiences with us.
From a captive queen and a reggae superstar to the father of the NHS and pioneering dentist, discover the inspiring stories of the people who shaped our country's past.
Read the latest Members' magazine and delve into the archive with some of our previous editions.Read your May 2021 issue
Enjoy savings on flowers for your home and garden, money off subscriptions for magazines and books and even update your wardrobe for less. Choose from over 60 offers on food and drink, entertainment, home and garden and much more. The savings you make could even cover the cost of your annual membership.Discover your rewards
MANAGE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
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).