Behind the scenes of F. J. Zelley
If you’re quick and manage to pre-book a ticket for the F.J. Zelley event this year, congratulations! Howard Zelley will take you on a tour of the 15th century….
A breath of scandal
It’s all very well knowing the architectural features of a building. To make it speak, you need to know about the people who lived there. Take Sevington School.….
Creative Landscapes Resources go online: Top tips and toolkits on access and heritage
Creative Landscapes is coming to an end. As the doors close on Heritage Open Days this year, as the pink banners come down, as the Paralympic Closing Ceremony wraps up,….
Involving young people in heritage education – a case study
I have just returned from the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, known as Heritage 2012, which was held in Porto, Portugal. Over….
Tips for a warm welcome
It’s so simple – impossible to see why anybody ever has a problem with it. Giving a warm welcome is a matter of standing in the right….
Perfect the art of poster making
In this age of digital marketing, social media, apps and e-newsletters it’s easy to forget about the humble poster. But, we shouldn’t - posters are cheap to….
You can’t touch this!
A velvet rope, an artfully placed teasel on a chair, a sign, a volunteer in a high visibility vest… the ways that heritage sites stop people going or touching….
Disability in Time and Place: English Heritage explores disability history
In November this year, English Heritage is to launch its new web pages charting the history of disabled people and their relationship with the built environment over the….
Crash course in QR codes
In 2011, we introduced QR codes to add a new dimension to our Heritage Open Days promotion and interpretation in Tyne and Wear. It was a steep learning curve for us, and….