Members' Area
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Exclusive Members' Area

We are delighted that we have now reopened some of our historic sites, including outdoor spaces. You will need to book your visit in advance. As a Member, you can book your free visit now. Please only book one slot per day. We hope to have most of our sites open again by August. 

You can continue to explore our sites and their stories in your Members’ Area where we’re curating the best articles, videos and podcasts.

Plus, we have lots of history fun and home learning help for all ages, including a History for Kids section with lots of activities to make and do.

Your membership is more important than ever, thank you for your support. 

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We're Good to Go

We’re supporting Visit Britain’s We’re Good to Go scheme, an industry standard consumer mark that shows our sites adhere to Government and public health guidance.

In order to qualify, each one of our sites is required to complete a checklist confirming it has the necessary measures in place, including staff training, social distancing measures, and high cleanliness standards.

We’re also taking part in UK’s tourism’s Know Before You Go campaign,  which encourages people to find out what is open and when and any restrictions in place, before they visit a heritage site.

Highlights this week

We are excited to be able to re-open a significant number of our staffed sites. Although your visit is free as a Member, you will need to book in advance (click here to find out what to expect on your visit). Please only book one slot per day. 

At sites across the country, from Tintagel and Pendennis Castles in the south to Hadrian's Wall and Belsay Hall & Castle in the north, our staff are looking forward to welcoming you back. 

Book your visit now
  • Why Support English Heritage?

    We asked some of our Members around the country what the best things are about being an English Heritage Member, and why they think it's important to keep supporting us. Find out their thoughts in our video. 

  • Historical walks

    Any season is great to go exploring and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an amble or an invigorating hike, we’ve curated a selection of walks that take in some of our most atmospheric properties. 

  • Who was Charles Darwin?

    You know the name, but who exactly was Charles Darwin? Join us on a whistle-stop tour of Darwin’s life and legacy, from his epic voyage across the globe to the home-grown experiments in his back garden at Down House.

  • Tall Tales: The Devil's Holiday

    The latest episode of 'Tall Tales from History' recounts a story of the Devil and his journey to the human world. Among the characters he encounters (and attempts to best), are a tailor, an innkeeper and a blacksmith...

Postcards from ...

Thanks to your membership and support we look after and protect over 400 historic sites across England. Our 'Postcards From...' series bring you stunning footage of these special places from the skies. In celebration of more sites reopening, we’re focussing on some of them to show you just how beautiful they are. As well as giving a sense of wonder and grounding in uncertain times, these sites have large open spaces, perfect for getting you out and ensuring you can keep within social distancing measures.

Pre-book your visit
  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

  • Dover Castle

  • Scarborough Castle

  • Tintagel Castle

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Podcasts

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, find out about how railways shaped the nation.

Listen now
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Get Quizzing

From Stonehenge to Queen Victoria, test your history know-how with our Members' quiz. 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 lets you test your knowledge of blue plaques. 

Take a quiz

History for Kids

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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. 

Read the latest Kids Rule

History Discovered

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Discover a new way to explore our sites through virtual tours and behind the scenes experiences. Hear from our experts on how to introduce heritage techniques to your home and garden, and find out the hidden stories of our sites. 

Take a virtual tour
  • Tall Tales From History

    Join characters as they recount tall tales from medieval England. This week, hear the story of a beautiful but cunning prioress who played a mischievous game with her three admirers. 

  • Close ups

    We care for thousands of artefacts and paintings – such as these First World War uniforms. Get up close, zoom in and find out what makes these items so important.

  • Tips from our historic gardeners

    Taking inspiration from the past and present, our expert gardeners' from sites across the country give their top tips for protecting your plants and produce at home.

  • Our sites on film

    From Sutton Scarsdale Hall to Hadrian's Wall, many of our historic sites have appeared on screen. Find out some of the films and television programmes which have featured our properties.

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).

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Members' Rewards

Enjoy savings on household appliances, exclusive deals on flowers for your home and garden, and even discover a new hobby with discounted knitting offers or a magazine. The savings you make could cover the cost of your annual membership.

Discover your rewards
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