Tag: english-heritage

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The Revival of Marble Hill House by Rachel Morrison

There is an exciting project underway at Marble Hill. We are working hard to open the house more often, revive the landscape, and - from the play area to the sports pitches - improve the facilities across the park. My role within Marble Hill celebrates this fantastic revival of Marble Hill house and grounds by building relationships, forging opportunities and exploring ways in which heritage and indeed Marble Hill can…

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Celebrating LGBTQ History Month with English Heritage

At English Heritage we tell the story of England through the historical sites and collections within our care. This includes telling stories from history that may have previously been hidden from view. We know that throughout history people have lived lives drastically outside the accepted sexual and gender norms of the time. Repressive social attitudes and criminal persecution resulted in many expressions of same-sex love and gender non-conformity being constrained…

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Volunteering at English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 buildings, monuments and places including world famous  prehistoric sites, grand medieval castles and Roman forts – even a Cold War bunker. Our sites need a lot of care to ensure that our heritage is preserved for all to enjoy and our success is reliant on the dedication of the people who work for us, including our large team of Volunteers. In today’s challenging times,…

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English Heritage: Why you should explore Dover Castle

Words by Tom Hackett, Front of House Membership Manager, Dover Castle If you find yourself reading this blog then I have a question to ask you. Have you ever visited Dover Castle? If the answer is no, then let me tell you a little bit about what you’ve been missing. If the answer is yes, brilliant, but did you manage to see everything within the expansive grounds? There is a…

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Reasons to Visit Beeston Castle

Written by English Heritage ambassador, Carolyn Hicks High upon a rocky crag in Cheshire, North West England, sits Beeston Castle, a place where people have gathered for thousands of years. As the sun sets behind the Welsh mountains, it illuminates the red sandstone of the castle and the rolling landscape of the Sandstone Ridge. This geological feature was formed between 225 and 195 million years ago during the Triassic age.…