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'Dedicated to the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scotland’s historic buildings ... We have around 1000 members throughout Scotland and beyond, with six regional groups organising local activities and carrying out casework. We are supported by a fantastic network of volunteers without whom we could not operate.'

Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. Through sales of the National Art Pass, corporate members and the support of trusts and foundations, Art Fund has ensured museums across the UK are able to display great art for everyone to enjoy ... Search for must-see art exhibitions, events and over 700 museums, galleries and historic places to visit across the UK.'

'We are a forum for all professionals working in the field of architectural conservation. Our current membership of more than 350 includes architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, scientists, archaeologists, building performance experts, historians, government advisors, property and estate managers, and many other professionals ... We do this by regular meetings, lectures and discussions, site visits, and once a year a conference covering a topic of special interest. Most lectures and meetings are held in London, but local meetings of the Association may be organised by convenors in other parts of the country ... Non Members are welcome.'

'Cadw is a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or "to protect". And that’s exactly what we do. We are working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales ... The Historic Environment is all around us and enhances quality of life and adds local distinctiveness. It includes: * historic buildings; *ancient monuments, such as castles, abbeys, standing stones and industrial remains; *shipwreck sites; *archaeological sites; *historic parks, gardens and landscapes; *World Heritage Sites.'

'Caring for God’s Acre aims to inspire and support local communities to care for churchyards and burial grounds in a way which benefits both people and wildlife.'

'The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting churches at risk. We care for the churches vested in us by the Church Commissioners of the Church of England, repairing the damage from sometimes years of neglect, and work with local communities to bring them alive again ... We hold a wide range of events in our churches. Apart from services, they host art exhibitions, concerts, performances and other community events ... Each year we also offer a selection of paid tours, lectures and courses. From a two day excursion taking in the church where Shakespeare is said to have married Anne Hathaway, 400 years after the Bard's death, to day trips and walking tours around the country, there is something to suit everyone.'

'Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country each September.'

'The Ecclesiological Society is for those who are interested in and enthusiastic about church history and church architecture. Members’ interests range over all periods and places, from the earliest churches in Britain through to the most recent developments in ecclesiastical architecture, fittings and liturgy across the world.' Members receive 'invitations to all the Society’s events, lectures, and visits ... Information on similar activities organised by other societies, and on new publications about churches' plus copies of the Society's publications.

'English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.'

'The Folly Fellowship was founded in 1988 as a pressure group to protect, preserve, and promote follies, grottoes & garden buildings. At this time, many follies were in a ruinous condition (although some were built that way) and the genre was largely an historic one that we felt worth preserving.'

Over the centuries, churches have fallen out of use for many reasons. But we believe that these buildings represent the spiritual and artistic investment of generations, that they belong to all of us, and should be preserved for the future ... We believe that an ancient and beautiful church fulfils its primary function merely by existing. It is, in itself, and irrespective of the members using it, an act of worship. These buildings are our greatest architectural and cultural legacy, shaping landscapes and lives for hundreds of years. They are the spiritual and artistic investment of generations, and they should survive for the benefit of future generations.'

'An English and Welsh conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries ... The Group organises lectures and other events aimed at improving the understanding of aspects of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century built heritage. We also produce technical advice leaflets, and promote the publication of academic research through our journal.'

'Established in 2002, the Heritage Alliance is a membership body, which represents the independent heritage movement in England. As such, it has a unique role, promoting the sector in all its diversity ... Our membership ranges from large bodies such as the National Trust to specialist charities and community organisations, across the breadth of sector, from museums to science and construction.'

'Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.'

'Heritage Trust Network is a membership organisation run by people who have delivered amazing heritage projects against all the odds. Our mission is to help others do the same ... We operate throughout the United Kingdom, drawing together and supporting the work of local heritage groups, whether constituted as building preservation trusts, community trusts or social enterprises.'

'Historic Buildings & Places champions historic buildings and places of all ages and all types and works to provide a sustainable future for them. We are also a National Amenity Society and as such we have a role as a Consultee on Listed Building Consent applications. Our organisation was previously known as the Ancient Monuments Society until October 2021 when we adopted Historic Buildings & Places as our working title.'

Also indexedAncient Monuments Society

'We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment ... Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.'

'The lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment ... Through enhancing knowledge and understanding of our cultural heritage, we aim to protect and conserve it, both now and for future generations. We want to share and celebrate our heritage with the world.'

We are more than a thousand important historic houses, supporting one another to keep our special places alive for future generations. We are Britain's independent heritage working together ... Our houses and gardens are hubs for whole communities, and always have been. They’re places to work, learn, exercise and relax, to feel better and to feel included, to enjoy peace and quiet or to meet others. There is something for everyone.'

'ICOMOS-UK is the UK national committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), which has a special role as official adviser to UNESCO on cultural World Heritage Sites ... We are an independent charity with a UK-wide and international mission to promote and support best practice in the conservation, care and understanding of the historic environment.'  Amongst a range of remits, the Committee 'promote international best practice through events, seminars and publications'.

'Founded in 1965, The Landmark Trust is one of Britain's leading building conservation charities ... Each year Landmark offer a programme of free open days across Britain and Italy, often organised to complement local events, for the benefit of the public. In addition to this we offer our 50 for Free scheme - a chance for charities or their beneficiaries to stay in our buildings free of charge - and our Futures scheme, developed to allow academic institutions to get together in beautiful and inspiring surrounds for study, discussion, teaching and writing purposes.'

'Manx National Heritage is responsible for protecting and promoting the Isle of Man’s natural and cultural heritage. We are a registered charity and look after some of the Island’s most special places, spaces, archives and museum collections, making these available to people across the world ... The Friends of Manx National Heritage   offer 'a full programme of Members' events which include visits, guided tours, exhibitions, lectures, film nights and social gatherings''.

Also indexedFriends of Manx National Heritage

'Our ethos is simple: to promote understanding and enjoyment of maritime heritage in an ever changing world. We believe that this can only be achieved by building strong partnerships with other heritage and marine organisations to together monitor and raise awareness of sites of archaeological significance.'

'A charitable trust for the protection and preservation of mausolea and funerary monuments situated in Great Britain and Ireland. It was founded in 1997 by the late Jill Allibone ... As a Member you will receive regular issues of our newsletter Mausolus, full of interesting articles from experts in the field informing you of developments;  receive invitations to exclusive events and open days, and get the chance to meet like-minded people and be part of an unique organisation.'

'The National Piers Society is a non-profit making registered charity which was founded in 1979 under Sir John Betjeman, at a time when some of the finest piers were threatened with demolition. Over the years the National Piers Society has grown steadily and has become well established as the leading authority on seaside piers. Through the Society’s efforts several piers, that would otherwise have vanished, remain for the enjoyment of everyone.'

'We’re the largest member organisation in Scotland. As a conservation charity, we’re supported by more than 300,000 members and are funded largely by donations ... There are now 32 National Trust for Scotland Members' Centres, Members' Groups and Friends' Groups throughout Scotland, one in Cambridge and one in London. Members of the National Trust for Scotland can join one or more of the groups, usually on payment of a small annual membership fee ... The Centres give an opportunity to share interests and find out more about the Trust and Scotland's heritage. Most have varied programmes of talks, social events and day outings throughout the year.'

Supporter Groups  'Getting together with other Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteer card holders who feel passionate about the same things is priceless. Sharing unique experiences and finding out more about the places you care about is what being part of a local National Trust Centre or Association is all about. From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays, you’ll be part of something amazing. Our Centres and Associations promote our work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.'


There are four separate Records which give access to the Localities where the NT Supporter Groups are based:  A-D   |   E-K   |   L-R   |   S-Z

'The landscape and built heritage of Wales result from people’s interaction with the natural world over thousands of years. Since it was established in 1908, the Royal Commission has led the way in researching and explaining the remains of that interaction – the archaeology and the historic buildings we see around us.'

'SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation that has been fighting for threatened historic buildings and sustainable reuses since 1975. We are at the forefront of national heritage conservation. We intervene to help historic buildings and places in serious danger of demolition or decay. We stand apart from other organisations by bringing together architects, engineers, planners and investors to offer viable alternative proposals. Where necessary, and with expert advice, we take legal action to prevent major and needless losses ... Our online events series has proved immensely popular, reaching national and international audiences and allowing us to come together from the comfort of our own homes. If you missed an online event you can now catch up on our recordings ... We look forward to offering an exciting hybrid events schedule with in-person as well as online events.'

'SOP was set up in 1995 to oppose the sale by the Church of its traditional rectories and vicarages. It opposes such sales on pastoral, practical, and financial grounds, as well as for community and heritage reasons.'

'The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) believes old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. Through our unique training schemes, courses, advice and research we help people put our expertise into practice ... Held every spring and autumn, the SPAB's popular lecture series offers three or four informal talks linked to an engaging historic building or conservation theme ... One of the benefits of being a member of the SPAB is access to our Regional Groups, who arrange visits, events, and meetings across the country.'

'Subterranea Britannica is a UK-based society for all those interested in man-made and man-used underground structures and space ... Sub Brit’s activities include twice-yearly meetings with presentations from speakers and updates from members. Regular visits are held to underground sites both in the UK and overseas and a number of weekend trips are made which give the opportunity to study an area in more depth (pun intended!).'

'A UK national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust, as the statutory consultee in England for registered parks and gardens, plays a key conservation role, and more widely supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage. The Gardens Trust was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT) ... The Gardens Trust is a membership organisation, which publishes a regular newsletter and academic Journal for members. We also organise events such as garden visits, foreign tours and lectures, which members can book at reduced rates.'

'We campaign to save outstanding buildings and design that have shaped the British landscape since 1914. Some are iconic, others are little-known gems, but all of them are irreplaceable and many are under threat ... Don't miss out on a chance to interact with other twentieth century architecture enthusiasts. Check our event calendar for walks, talks and tours in your region.'

'A not for profit organisation, Ulster Architectural Heritage works to promote the value of built heritage, its protection, conservation, and regeneration for people and communities ... Events by Ulster Architectural Heritage aim to engage audiences with the historic build environment, its protection, conservation and regeneration. From "behind the scenes" visits, to lectures, tours and trips, we run an annual programme of events. Whether you would like to grow your interest in built heritage, or develop your knowledge further, UAH events cater for a variety of interests in our annual programme, which usually amounts to over 20 events a year.'

'Our members' generosity enables us to fight for the Victorian and Edwardian buildings people value. Every day, we work to protect Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition and destruction ... We run numerous events and visits, developed by our events committee, and publish books, journals and a membership magazine to entertain educate about our subject ... We have regional groups which run their own events and campaigns.'

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