High Streets Cultural Programme

Find out what’s coming up in our four-year-long programme of cultural activity across England, continuing until 2024.

High Street Tales

A new podcast series and ebook capture the everyday magic of the high street.

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Future of the High Street

Contemporary filmmakers across England collaborating with young creatives explore the future of the high street in 10 new films.

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Outdoor Arts Summer 2023

A large-scale outdoor celebration of the high street has been commissioned to take place in four high streets in summer 2023.

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Sound Walks

A series of new sound walks on six High Streets Heritage Action Zones across England during Heritage Open Days in September.

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Picturing England's High Streets

A major commission will see six artist residencies at high street locations between now and 2024, creating a contemporary portrait of high streets.

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Twin Towns

A programme of creative commissions that will see artists collaborating with local people to uncover what they have in common.

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The Most Important Historic Places in England Are Listed

The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

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Photo of bridge No. 148 on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Hassall Green, Cheshire contributed to Enrich the List © Terry Hughes

Support for Heritage During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this challenging and difficult time, we’re committed to continuing to provide our services and support the heritage sector.

Advice and support for heritage

Find funded heritage sites near you

The Culture Recovery Fund has helped all kinds of heritage sites survive the impact of COVID-19.

The Mark II Telescope at Jodrell Bank photographed against a moody sky encircled by a rainbow © Anthony Holloway

Look After Historic Buildings This Winter

Whether you live in a listed building, a conservation area or simply an older building, we can give you practical advice on repair and maintenance.

Flooding

Find out how to get started with planning repairs and how to minimise flood damage in historic homes.

After a Flood

Save energy

How to go about making changes to your home to improve its energy efficiency.

Changes can range from low cost easy to install measures that provide a quick pay-back, to more costly complex changes that require careful planning and design.

Making Changes to Save Energy

Living in a listed building

Listing celebrates the architecture and history of buildings in England. Find out how listing affects you as an owner.

Living in a Listed Building

Find out about your home's history

Discovering the history of a house - who lived in it and when it was built - can be a challenging and rewarding experience. It can also be very useful.

Knowing its history, and that of its surroundings, can tell you what's important about it - its significance.

Your Home's History

Maintaining an older home

When it comes to looking after an older house, it's very important to carry out regular maintenance in order to prevent expensive repairs at a later date.

All buildings deteriorate with age, but good maintenance will slow that process and keep your home a safe and pleasant place to live.

Maintaining an Older Home

On the blog: A brief introduction to terraced housing

The terrace is one of the most recognisable styles of housing in England.

Around a quarter of the population live with a neighbour on each side of them in a set of three or more uniformly designed houses, sharing common materials and plan forms.

A Brief Introduction to Terraced Housing

5 Sites That Tell the Story of Early Anglo-Saxon England

On our HeritageCalling.com blog we explore Sutton Hoo and other amazing places that tell us about the culture, beliefs and society of Anglo-Saxon England.

Reconstruction illustration depicting the burial ceremony of an Anglo-Saxon King and his possessions in the ship burial at Sutton Hoo, by Peter Dunn. © Historic England Archive (IC097/001) IC097/001