Social Media Changes at English Heritage

English Heritage has separated into two organisations. We are Historic England, the public body that champions and protects England’s historic environment – from the prehistoric to the post-War.

The name English Heritage has been retained by the new, independent charity that looks after the National Collection of more than 400 historic places across England, including Stonehenge.

Why did we split?

Becoming a charity enables English Heritage to engage more effectively with the millions of people who enjoy visiting the historic sites it manages. And the separation allows Historic England to focus on championing and protecting the historic environment in its broadest sense. 

Finding English Heritage and Historic England on social media

Facebook and YouTube

The existing English Heritage Facebook page and YouTube channel will keep you in touch with the charity and its work on:

  • Heritage visitor attractions
  • London blue plaques 
  • Events and
  • Membership

For Historic England’s work, including listing, planning, archives, research and public information on the historic environment, you will need to like Historic England on Facebook and subscribe to the Historic England YouTube channel.


From the 26 March 2015, the @EnglishHeritage Twitter account became @HistoricEngland.

If you want to stay up to date on days out, events, School visits, London blue plaques, membership and volunteering, you will need to re-follow @EnglishHeritage to see tweets from the charity’s new account.

Quick Links to all channels

English Heritage on social media:
Facebook page
Twitter account
YouTube channel

Historic England on social media:
Facebook page
Twitter account
YouTube channel 

Frequently asked questions:

Which organisation provides the service I’m interested in?

English Heritage looks after the National Collection of more than 400 historic places, as well as days out, events, London Blue Plaques, school visits, holiday cottages, volunteering and Story of England.

Historic England looks after archives, listing, planning, grants, research, advice, publications and training.

Who owns the National Collection of historic sites like Stonehenge and Dover Castle?

The National Collection remains in public ownership. The charity exists to care for it on behalf of the public.

Why do we need a charity to care for the properties?

Charitable status will give English Heritage the freedom to focus on the needs of its supporters, make the most of commercial and philanthropic opportunities, and plan for the long term.
As part of the split, the Government has given £80m in investment to the National Collection, which will create jobs, stimulate local economies, boost the heritage workforce and improve visitors’ experience at their sites.

The National Collection will be in a better condition with a more resilient future.

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