About Us

We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.  

What We Do

We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we've come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories they tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them.

Find out more about what we do.

How We Are Funded

Historic England is funded largely by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Find out more about how income is structured, and how we spend it.

Who We Are

Meet the members of our Commission, Executive Team and Committees.

  • Commission

    The Commission is the governing board of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England and oversees the work of Historic England.

  • Executive Team

    The Chief Executive is supported by an Executive Team comprising the Executive Directors of Historic England's five operational groups.

  • Committees

    Find out about the role of Historic England's committees.

  • Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

    Find out what Historic England is doing to engage people of different backgrounds, perspectives and needs in our work.

  • Modern Slavery Transparency Statement

    Historic England has a zero tolerance policy for any form of modern slavery, coerced labour or human trafficking.


Interested in a career at Historic England? We’re always looking for passionate people with fresh perspectives to join us.

Climate Change

We’re facing a global crisis. Historic England recognises the need for urgent action and is committed to achieving net zero.

We are researching and promoting how the historic environment can positively contribute to overall global sustainability through adapting and mitigating.