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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites 97 independent heritage organisations in England, acting as a powerful, effective and independent advocate for the movement.

The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. It brings together the independent heritage organisations, from the National Trust, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses Association, to more specialist bodies representing visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educationalists. Between them, their 6.3 million volunteers, trustees, members and staff demonstrate the strength and commitment of the independent heritage movement.

Register for Heritage Day 2014

Join us for one of the biggest events in the heritage calendar

Taking place at Glaziers Hall in Central London, the day will see Loyd Grossman bring together representatives from the three main political parties to debate the place of heritage in national life. Book your place today!

 The Heritage Alliance Manifesto 2014-15

The Heritage Alliance is calling on the UK government to realise the power of heritage

From creating a positive tax regime to securing the protection of our heritage, find out what The Alliance is advocating for in 2014-15 here. Also make sure you read our Supplementary Briefing’s on each of the twelve policy asks. 

Heritage Debates

We hold a series of #heritagedebates on issues affecting the heritage sector annually throughout England

Our latest Heritage debates was in Newcastle on 5th November 2014 and explored the central themes around Heritage and Identity. Read more here.

Heritage2020: Send your comments

Heritage2020 is a major cross-sector collaboration initiative being delivered under the auspices of the Historic Environment Forum

The framework is available in draft. Comments are invited to help shape the final document and strategic priorities which will be formally published in spring 2015. Find our more here.

Historic Religious Building Alliance
our manifestos

We bring together those working for a secure future for historic religious buildings

The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance brings together those working for a secure future for historic religious buildings. It is an independently-funded group within the The Alliance. Sign-up for the free monthly e-newsletter from the HRBA team.

Giving to Heritage

Giving to Heritage is our exciting new training programme for fundraisers in the heritage sector

Working in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, Giving to Heritage represents a major step change in fundraising to secure a productive future for many of our heritage assets. Visit the website here


  • Heritage Update #290 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 21st November…More

  • Sussex Heritage Trust becomes a member of The Alliance

    We are delighted to announce that Sussex Heritage Trust has…More

  • Heritage and Identity: What makes you who you are?

    Is heritage just a socially acceptable version of tribalism? Has…More

  • The future of traditional farm buildings at stake

    The Heritage Alliance, through its Rural Heritage Advocacy Group and…More


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