An Introduction to Quaker Meeting Houses

Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, often worship in buildings called ‘meeting houses’, designed in simple, domestic styles unlike more elaborate church architecture.Read more

8 ways Yorkshire has changed the world

In the 19th and 20th centuries many of the biggest social and political changes originated or gained unstoppable momentum in Yorkshire.Read more

A brief introduction to Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital

The Foundling Hospital can be seen as the birthplace of children’s social care- responsible for the health and education of the children for whom it became the parent.Read more

5 Things you didn’t know about Gloucester

Well known for it’s Gothic Cathedral and picturesque surroundings, Gloucester has a rich history of industry and trade.Read more

Our most loved churches

There is plenty to see and much history to be discovered when visiting any of the 42,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK.Read more

7 Creative new uses for cathedrals

Cathedrals hold a special place in the built environment.They are important for their scale and splendour as well as their significance as places of worship.Read more

5 Firsts that changed the world

England’s historic places have seen some of the world’s most important scientific advances and discoveries – what must it have been like to be the first?Read more