Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Advice

This collection of advice, guidance and case studies has been designed to support the heritage industry to become more inclusive and diverse. New case studies and sections will continue to be added.

Advice for heritage organisations

The pages within this section contain examples of Historic England's approach, strategy and learnings. We recognise that heritage organisations can vary in size and scope, and some elements may not be suitable for your workplace environment.

Our Inclusion, Diversity and Equality strategy

  • Heritage is for Everyone

    At Historic England, we believe that the historic environment in England should be accessible and relevant to everyone who lives and visits here, whatever their background.

  • Our Ambitions

    Inclusion, Diversity and Equality is a corporate priority for Historic England. Three fundamental principles underpin our ambitions.

  • What We've Achieved So Far

    Historic England has made great progress since our first strategy was launched in 2020. Here are some highlights from the work we have done so far.

  • Language and Definitions

    ‘Inclusion’, ‘diversity’ and ‘equality’ are often used interchangeably. However, they are distinct, equally important and interdependent terms.

  • Priority Audiences

    What we're doing to prioritise activities to include those who are least represented in our workforce and work.

  • Everyone's Welcome

    To promote the past in ways that are inclusive for all, we need people with fresh perspectives, from all walks of life, to join us.