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English Heritage - Reopening plans
From 13 June English Heritage began to reopen their historic sites. 40 more sites will be open from 4 July, and English Heritage hope to reopen almost all of their sites in August.
Each site will also have specific measures in place to keep everyone safe - please check the individual property pages for more details.
Around two hundred free-to-enter English Heritage sites are also open. There’s no need to book your visits to free-to-enter sites.
All visitors will need to book their visits in advance and arrive during a designated time slot. Visitor numbers will be limited to keep everyone safe and to ensure effective social distancing measures. Visitors without a pre-booked slot will be turned away.
Visitors need to show booking confirmation on arrival, either as a printout or on a mobile device. CSSC members also need to show your CSSC membership card.
CSSC members are eligible for free entry to English Heritage sites. Members can also take up to one other adult and up to six accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18) with them for free.
Book your visit
To book your free tickets as a CSSC member visit the English Heritage website and select the reopened site you wish to visit. From the individual site webpage, select ‘book your visit’ and select your chosen time and ticket type. CSSC members need to select ‘Corporate member admission’ for themselves, up to one other adult and up to six accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18).
To receive your confirmation email, you’ll need to fill in your contact details. To gain entry to the site you’ll need to show your booking confirmation when you arrive, either as a printout or on a mobile device. You’ll need to show your digital or physical membership card. Visitors without a booking confirmation or CSSC membership card will be turned away.
Please check the English Heritage website ahead of your visit to ensure sites are open and to check the most up-to-date information on safety measures and parking.
FAQs and safety guidelines
English Heritage have put together an FAQs page, which contains the answers to a large number of queries. Due to the limited capacity of the English Heritage customer service team, please check this page before making any enquiries.
English Heritage have introduced a range of measures at their sites to help adhere to social distancing guidelines and hygiene standards. These can be viewed on the English Heritage website.
CSSC members, as corporate English Heritage members, do not qualify for English Heritage parking badges. As a result, CSSC members will be required to pay for parking at English Heritage sites where parking charges apply.
There are a small number of sites where CSSC members can claim free parking. For information on which sites this applies to please check here.
English Heritage from Home
For activities that you can enjoy from home including virtual tours, history podcasts and information on what it takes to look after English Heritage's over 400 sites, click the ‘Digital activities’ button below.