We are aware that the coronavirus outbreak is affecting people and business everywhere, including our member houses. While the situation unfolds, we're trying to keep on top of developments among our houses so you're aware of any changes to their opening arrangements.

Our work, supporting the owners of independent heritage to look after their houses and gardens for generations, goes on, even though some member attractions are temporarily closed. That work has never been more essential, with the current conditions devastating the tourist industry and threatening the very survival of some of our most important historic sites.

We are grateful for the support of all our members for that work. We understand that many will be disappointed as we and our house members are unavoidably placing restrictions on much of the free-to-access part of our membership benefits, but we very much hope to ride out the current, extraordinary, circumstances with your help, and hope to return to normal opening times as soon as possible.

Latest update

Under current government advice, all Historic Houses places are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons. We will be updating this page when these restrictions change. In the meantime, please ensure you are all staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives.