English Heritage has announced plans to reopen over 60 historic sites from 29th March, with a number of them in London and the South-East.

A few sites are already open if they have outdoor grounds to walk around – namely at Eltham Palace, Kenwood and Marble Hill House. The indoor spaces are still closed.

The current opening schedule is below, and you need to book tickets in advance before visiting.

29th March

More venues outdoor spaces only will reopen — all need booking in advance.

East Sussex

Pevensey Castle (Eastbourne)


Dover Castle

Down House – Home of Charles Darwin (Biggin Hill)

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre (Ramsgate)

St Augustine’s Abbey (Canterbury)


Battle of Hastings Abbey and battlefield

17th May

The following venues will reopen with indoor spaces as well — all need booking in advance.


Deal Castle (not far from Dover)

Lullingstone Roman Villa (not far from Swanley)


Apsley House

Jewel Tower

Ranger’s House and Wernher Collection

Wellington Arch

21st June

All venues should be open — booking to be confirmed.


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  1. Lux says:

    We’ve let our family memberships of English Heritage and the National Trust lapse, but all credit to EH for making it much easier to plan spontaneous trips ‘on the day’ compared with the NT’s week-in-advance booking approach. EH were also better at highlighting Covid-related membership extensions.

    With a small child it’s not always possible to decide to go to a house and gardens without knowing mood, weather and other options… NT is not a hugely family-friendly organisation.

  2. Ursula Osman & Morris Osman says:

    We wish to cancel our subscription to English Heritage.
    I sent a letter to you about six weeks ago requesting cancellation but have not received a reply.
    Please take the necessary action.

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