Historic Buildings

From stately homes to 20th century office blocks - explore Britain's built heritage with news, event listings, features and web resources collected from historic sites across the UK.

A black and white photo of dozens of 19th century people standing in rows at a house

Picture of 1800s bleaching family and workers helps tell story of hall where Bolton martyr was persecuted

See a picture of Colonel Ainsworth, one of the 19th century owners of Smithills Hall, in Greater Manchester, with his family and workers.

A close-up photo of a labelled bag of plantation

Object of the Week: The gorse which grows thick near a Roman turret on Hadrian's Wall

Artist and curator Dawn Felicia Knox tells us the story behind managing the gorse which grows thick near Black Carts Turret.

photograph of re-enactors dressed as knights and wielding clubs in the grounds of a ruined castle

Culture24's Top Ten re-enactments and living history events for summer 2015

Summer is the best time to visit a living history event, with this year boasting some of the grandest ever productions. From elegant Victorian tea parties to epic Civil War recreations, Culture24 picks the best re-enactments for summer 2015.

a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

photo of a mural painting featuring a blind man bringing slaves and people with disabilities to the forefront of the image.

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.7 million to two projects highlighting history of disability in the UK

A digital archive documenting the Disability Arts Movement and an investigation into eight important disability heritage sites are backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Photo of archaeologists excavating

Community archaeology project digs into the mysteries surrounding Radcliffe Tower

Working with volunteers Salford University have finished their first flagship dig of 2015 investigating the medieval manor that stood on the site of Radcliffe Tower.

A photo of people in suits cutting a ribbon in front of a modern building

Bow Arts moves into News International warehouse in heart of East London

Sir Nicholas Serota and Munira Mirza, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, were at the opening as Bow Arts aims to create a new artistic community in East London.

a photo of a pagoda in a garden with trees

Trust new Art: National Trust unveils its ambitious contemporary art programme

The National Trust and Arts Council England have launched the 2015 programme for Trust New Art – a series of exhibitions, events, residencies and commissions inspired by National Trust locations.

A picture of a man and some sandbags

Volunteers launch largest archaeological repair project to save Harehaugh Hillfort in Northumberland

An Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park is undergoing major repairs to shore up its crumbling ramparts.

A picture of some metal towers in the sea

Hotel plan could save World War Two Red Sands Sea Forts off Kent coast

An ambitious proposal has been unveiled to turn the disused World War Two Red Sands offshore fort complex, off the Kent coast, into a hotel.

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