Heritage

Your visits help us to preserve and protect the heritage at our places and spaces - for everyone, for ever

Protecting the nation's heritage
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Step into a world of plants


In this video, take an inside look at the Plant Conservation Centre. Due to the work we do to care for valuable plants there, its location is kept a tightly-guarded secret. The centre's closed to the public, so instead you'll be taken on a never-before-seen tour. Chris Trimmer, Nursery Manager, and Simon Toomer, National Specialist in Plant Conservation, will tell you more about fascinating plant varieties and how we protect these irreplaceable species.

Samurai armour from Snowshill being worked on by conservators at the conservation studio

Funding windfall for precious artworks 

We can restore more than 100 historic artworks thanks to a generous gift from our US membership affiliate The Royal Oak Foundation. Find out how we'll be using the money to restore some of the rarest collection items in our care.

Conservation in action during the winter clean

Protect the buildings and collections in our care 

We're committed to protecting and preserving our nation’s great houses and other historical buildings, as well as the arts and collections in our care. Give today and together, we can ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all.

Read about our cause

While we're passionate about open spaces and historic places, we're working hard in other areas too. With your help, we're caring for the environment, food and farming, green energy and transport, and heritage.

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to your membership, we're able to protect special places for ever, for everyone