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Message about reopening of Properties from English Heritage

The latest government forecasts make clear that we will not be able to re-open on 1st May as originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows us to, and only then with measures in place to ensure your health and safety. This will be disappointing for you, as it is for us.  We had planned new exhibitions, experiences, events and activities to show and entertain you and these will have to wait a little longer. They will be worth waiting for though!



Click the link to a growing number of podcasts from English Heritage ranging in interest from houses to people, from Mary Tudor to remarkable women who changed history, from Stonehenge to Audley House and much more.



As the custodian of over 400 historic places, dating from prehistory to the Cold War, English Heritage is uniquely placed to explain English history. We also look after London's Blue Plaque scheme, and care for half a million artefacts. Explore these pages to find out more, whether you're preparing for a school visit, looking for teaching materials, or carrying out research of your own.



National Trust car parks will be closed in a further attempt to help restrict the spread of coronavirus and to encourage the public to stay local and observe social distancing. 

The move comes as the Trust ramps up its efforts to help the nation fight the spread of the virus, which has already seen it temporarily close its houses, shops, cafes, parks and gardens.  

Director General Hilary McGrady said:

'Following the scenes we saw at the weekend, where visitors travelled to coast and countryside, it is really important that we do all we can to discourage travel, and ask people instead to stay local and observe social distancing as guided by the government. It is so important that people stay at home. We must all work together and not see a repeat of those weekend scenes.


Things to do from the National Trust

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family... you won't be short of things to do at home or in the garden this spring.


Art & Collections

Artists and designers never cease to be amazed by the natural world, taking inspiration from plants, trees and wildlife. Celebrate the season by exploring these evocative depictions of spring and blossom in our collections.


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