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Your Dose of History with English Heritage

With thousands of years of history to explore, English Heritage have loads of great ways CSSC members can discover and learn about the past, straight from the comfort of your own home.

Virtual Sites & Tours

Virtual Tours

Go behind the scenes of England’s historical, architectural and cultural history. Uncover your favour sites, with over 20 virtual tours of English Heritage locations, – including Osborne, Eltham Palace and the York Cold War Bunker.

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Aerial Tours

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic sites across England, each with their own story to tell. From castles to abbeys, monuments to gardens. Explore these places of the past from a whole new perspective.

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Art throughout Time

Bring these extraordinary artworks to life, like never before and hear expert curators as they share their knowledge on their favourite objects. Learn more about their roles as you discover what it’s like to wander among these historic greats.

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The English Heritage YouTube channel takes England’s story beyond the walls and battlements, and share it with the world. There are a whole range of videos, from historic craft making to behind the scenes videos.

Some popular videos are:

The Victorian Way

Discover what life was like in Victorian England and uncover the history behind the real Avis Crocombe - head cook for Lord and Lady Braybrooke, at Audley End House in the 1880s.

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History Inspired Makeup Tutorials

Makeup tutorials with a twist. Discover how to recreate iconic looks at home and find out what makeup can reveal about some of history's most fascinating periods.

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What Does it Take to Look After England's History?

Caring for over 400 historic places covers everything from essential building repair works and restoring paintings, to planting historic gardens and keeping them blooming throughout the year. Here you can go behind the scenes to find out more about what it takes to protect England's past for future generations.

To hear more from experts as they discuss their favourite objects, and what makes their jobs so special, in videos and articles, visit this article.

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Learn through Listening

English Heritage have two podcast series to keep you learning away from your screens. Both are available on Soundcloud, Apple, Google, Stitcher and Spotify.

The English Heritage Podcast

Step into England’s story with a weekly podcast and join presenter Charles Rowe, who brings the history of the sites to life with news, views and expert interviews. 51 episodes to relax and listen to in your own time.

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Speaking with Shadows

Speaking with Shadows is the podcast that listens to the people that history forgot. From castles on the south coast to Hadrian’s Wall in the far north, join presenter Josie Long as she travels across the country to seek out six stories from the hidden corners of England’s history.

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