Heritage 2020 is a major collaborative initiative to sustain and promote the historic environment of England, encourage access and broaden knowledge for a variety of audiences.


Heritage 2020 is designed to give new impetus for collaborative action in the heritage sector with public, private and independent interests working together closely, pooling intellectual effort and coordinating financial resources, to achieve far more than is possible by solo effort.

Over the five years to 2020 the sector’s commitment to the Heritage 2020 Framework will achieve a step change in the understanding, valuing, caring and enjoyment of the historic environment of England.

“A key aim of Heritage 2020 is to demonstrate how partnership working can add value and lead to the delivery of outcomes which will enhance the understanding, protection, and engagement of the historic environment in England.”