Our projects create new ways to explore our history and discover some of the most important heritage sites in England.

From Stonehenge in Wiltshire to Berwick Barracks in Northumberland, we are making art, developing new plays, films, soundscapes, and exhibitions all inspired by England’s rich heritage.

We are transforming how we tell England’s stories.

illustration of lord beauchamp and his family with walmer castle in the background bearing the Pride rainbow flag

Drawn From History

This project celebrates the work of young volunteers at English Heritage, who perform a variety of roles at sites across the country. We asked them to share with us their favourite stories and experiences which were turned into amazing illustrations by four talented young artists.

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Looking at old documents


Grassroots organisations ran small, locally-based projects at the end of 2020 that enabled and empowered young people aged 11-25 to re-discover, re-imagine and re-create their local heritage through creativity, and share that vision with their communities.

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Polymer clay crafts made by girls from Rosebud Center

Make Your Mark!

The Rosebud Centre for Girls discovered the hidden treasures of Ranger's House and with the help of artists from the Creative Futures programme, learned how to make their own!

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Illustrated map of Westminster

Our History of Westminster

Westminster City Council's City Lions explored places in Westminster that meant something special to them. Creating their map of their area, combining places important to their personal heritage with places of national importance. 

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Feel That Rhythm

In the autumn of 2020, we worked with Young Music Makers on Feel That Rhythm, an exciting jazz dance and music project commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

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Young people visiting Formby beach

Rise from the Rubble

In August 2020 we partnered with Nugent for Rise from the Rubble, we explored different creative ways to engage with the history of the Second World War, visiting Formby Beach where D-Day landing soldiers of the King’s Regiment trained to hear stories about the soldiers, and investigate the Blitz-rubble.

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