Long barrow in the middle of open fields with trees growing on part of it
Windmill Tump Long Barrow, Gloucestershire © Historic England DP236480
Windmill Tump Long Barrow, Gloucestershire © Historic England DP236480

Historic England Future Strategy 2021

Championing Heritage - Improving Lives

Our Vision at Historic England is for a heritage that is valued, celebrated and shared by everyone. Our Future Strategy, which starts in 2021, is about how we will make that Vision a reality.

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Our Purpose

To improve people’s lives by championing and protecting the historic environment.

Our Vision

A heritage that is valued, celebrated and shared by everyone. A historic environment that people connect with and learn from and that we are proud to pass on to future generations.

Our Values

We share our love of the historic environment to inspire and energise people

We listen and learn, and pass on this knowledge to others

We work with partners and we work together to achieve great things

We communicate in a way that’s understandable, available and useful to everyone

We are accountable to the public and we always act with integrity

Our three Areas of Focus

Collaborating with people and partners to secure vibrant and sustainable futures for historic places.

Bringing communities together by discovering and celebrating local heritage, and by protecting the character of historic places.

Inspiring and equipping people to take action in support of the places they care about.

Logic model

How our work will deliver real-world change to make a difference to people's lives.