We represent the nation’s largest collection of independently owned historic houses and gardens.

We are here to ensure these historic homes stay alive and accessible for generations to come. Our family includes over 1,600 important historic houses, many with open doors, waiting to be explored. Typically, Historic Houses properties remain lived-in homes, and all of them have fascinating and distinctive stories to tell.

We help our house-owning members celebrate the past, secure the future, and speak with one powerful voice.

Our members enjoy unique access to hundreds of homes and gardens that tell a personal, living history of the United Kingdom.

Nothing tells a nation's story like its homes- the places where human stories endlessly unfold. We are here to help share those stories.

We could not undertake the work that we do without help from organisations and individuals.

Find out how you can help us to protect, preserve and promote our special houses.