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English Heritage Guardians

You can play a vital role in caring for England's heritage and making the story of England more accessible than ever before.

Curator reading at Kenwood


Some of the nation's greatest works of art hang in our properties. Each one needs to be conserved individually and with great care. Castles that have stood for nearly a thousand years, hosting royalty and seeing off seiges, need their stonework repaired. Gardens, telling the story of centuries of landscape design and groundbreaking discoveries, must be nurtured.

You can help meet these challenges.

Kenwood Curator Tour

English Heritage Guardians

By becoming a Guardian you will help safeguard the future of the nation's richest heritage.

The Guardians scheme recognises donors who support English Heritage with gifts of £2,500 or more. They champion heritage and are at the heart of our community.

As a Guardian, you'll gain a deeper insight into our work of caring for historic properties across the nation and you'll have the opportunity to engage with our extensive collection of sites and artefacts.

Conservation at Wellington Arch

Behind the Scenes

To thank you for your support, we invite Guardians to get behind the scenes and experience first hand the work that your support makes possible, including meeting the conservators, historians, scientists, and educators who are at the front line of caring for England's heritage.


Windows Appeal

Across our 400 sites, you'll find a vast array of historic windows. From fine Venetian windows and stained-glass to grand Victorian sashes and simple leaded windows. All provide a unique insight in to the lives of those who came before us and we need your help to protect them.

Over one million pounds’ worth of repairs will be needed in the next five years and that is why we are appealing to you to support the conservation of these irreplaceable emblems of ancient skill and craftsmanship.

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How Your Support Helps

  • Conservation Appeal

    The closure of our sites has meant that much-needed funding has been lost overnight. Your support is critical, and will help to make sure England’s story survives in all its glory.

  • Belsay Awakes Appeal

    We need your help to perform crucial conservation work to safeguard the hall and castle for years to come, and bring the gardens back to their glorious best. From new storytelling features and an imaginative play area to improved access and vital new facilities which will make sure that all our visitors get the warm welcome they deserve.

  • Annual Report

    View and download our Annual Report which looks back on our activities and achievements in our second year as a charity.

  • Discover More

    Find out more about the ways your support makes a difference to our collection of 420 sites and over 500,000 artefacts.

Marble Hill, Blue Plaque, Conservation at Kenwood, volunteer at Stonehenge

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As a Guardian, you'll help ensure that future generations can experience the story of England where it really happened.

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