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Why not contribute to our understanding of the past? Identify unknown places in our Archive images, help with research into First World War sites across the country or add to our map of LGBTQ heritage.
  • Emmeline Pankhurst wearing large hat tied with ribbon under her chin, poses for the photo leaning out of a train window.


    Our campaign to uncover the histories and places that tell the story of women's suffrage and gender equality.

  • Photo of a crowd of people at Edith Cavell Memorial by Sir George Frampton


    A season of activity from Historic England, it will explore how, why and who England remembers in its streets, buildings and spaces.

  • Photo of a woman holding a camera to take a photo

    Historic Photographer of the Year

    Historic England is proud to be partnering to create a new English History category which celebrates our unique and incredible historic environment.

  • Entrance to Carnegie Public Library

    Enrich the List

    Add your knowledge and photos to our understanding of important historic sites. Your contribution could enrich The List for generations to come.

  • Black and white crowd photo at Notting Hill Carnival

    Another England

    Mapping 100 years of England's history from the perspective of Black and Asian people.

  • A sailor looks through a telescope while another man holds his binoculars, both sitting on a costal headland.

    Be an Archive Detective

    Can you help us solve these Archive mysteries? Please send us your clues or answers as to the subject of these historic photos.

  • A wedding party at the Streatham Derby and Joan Club. Private Collection.

    England's LGBTQ Heritage

    Pride of Place uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs of today.

  • Black and white image of Swan and Edgar department store, Piccadilly, London, September 1914, with a patriotic banner saying

    Help Research the Home Front

    Help us to research and record the story of the First World War across the length and breadth of England.

  • Black and white aerial photo of Purves Road and environs, Kensal Green, London 1921.

    Pinpoint Places on Britain’s Aerial Images

    Help tell the story of the historic aerial images in our Britain from Above collection.

  • Photo of Westward Ho! shipwreck remains, visible above the sand.

    Record archaeology along our shores with your phone

    Record archaeology in the intertidal zone around the coast of England using just your smartphone.

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