Heritage organisations

A–Z list

Ancient Monuments Society (AMS)

The AMS is concerned with historic buildings of all ages and all types.

Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is a registered charity founded in 1976 to promote the conservation of historic buildings in the UK.

ASHTAV (Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages of the United Kingdom)

ASHTAV is an organisation that works to unite amenity and civic societies, parish and own councils in small historic towns and villages throughout Britain.

Association of Independent Organ Advisers (AIOA)

The Association of Independent Organ Advisers, formed in 1996, is a specialist organisation of accredited professionals providing a comprehensive service where completely independent, detailed advice is needed concerning pipe organs.

Association of Preservation Trusts (UKAPT)

Since 1989, UK APT has been building a network that now consists of 250 building preservation trusts (BPTs).

Black Environment Network (BEN)

BEN was set up in 1987 to support the full participation of ethnic minority communities in the natural, built and historic environment.

British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS)

The British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS) was founded in 1975 and serves effectively as the amenity society for the British organ.

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

We campaign for a beautiful and living countryside that everyone can enjoy, working to influence local and national policies to protect landscape character and diversity.

Churches Conservation Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk.

Civic Voice

Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.

Council for British Archaeology (CBA)

The Council for British Archaeology is the leading independent body for UK archaeology, bringing together professionals, volunteers and communities to open up archaeology for all.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS works to make sure the communications, creative, media, cultural, tourism, sport and leisure economies have the framework to grow and have real impact on people’s lives.

Gardens Trust

The Garden History Society (GHS) is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes.

Georgian Group

The group campaigns against the neglect, maltreatment and destruction of Georgian buildings, parks and gardens in England and Wales.

Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in the country, representing nearly ninety non-governmental heritage bodies with a combined membership of over 5million.

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage through innovative investment in projects with a lasting impact on people and places.

Historic England

Historic England is a government service championing England's heritage and giving expert, constructive advice.

Historic Houses Association (HHA)

The Historic Houses Association represents 1500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK.

ICOMOS-UK

ICOMOS-UK is the UK National Committee of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (the IHBC) is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in the UK.

National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust promotes and supports churches, chapels and meeting houses of historic, architectural and community value across the UK.

National Heritage Training Group (NHTG)

The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) promotes and supports traditional heritage building skills training across the UK.

National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK is an independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.

National Trust

We protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs. Then we open them up for ever, for everyone.

Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)

Established in 1991, it aims to bring together individuals and organisations with a mutual interest in public sculpture and monuments, their production, preservation and history.

SAVE Britain’s Heritage

SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic environment.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

The SPAB is the UK’s oldest building conservation body, founded by William Morris and others in 1877.

Theatres Trust

The Theatres Trust is the National Advisory Body for Theatres, protecting theatres for everyone.

Twentieth Century Society

The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.

Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is the champion for Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales.

War Memorials Trust

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials within the UK to ensure they remain part of our communities forever.