12th November 2024

Visitor Information

Entrance to this major heritage conservation day is FREE OF CHARGE.

The event is free and designed for everyone in the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. Owners, guardians, volunteers and professionals from all sectors.

About the Event

Join us on Tuesday 12th November 2024 for a very special Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event (HBPGE). The event is free to attend and held annually in parallel with Historic Houses National AGM, which is attended by hundreds of members and other stakeholders from across the heritage sector. Join them at the HBPGE as they mark the end of a year-long programme of anniversary-themed celebrations and events.

Visitors will be able to listen to the address by Martha Cobbold, President of Historic Houses*, and enjoy talks and panel discussions from their guest speakers* as well as hear a selection of short talks, and view live demonstrations given by experts about practical skills and conservation techniques.

Our Event is all about the care, repair, conservation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of Historic Buildings including interiors, Historic Landscapes, Parks & Gardens. The all-day exhibition consists of companies and organisations offering advice, solutions, guidance and support, as well as a wide and diverse range of products and services. Ranging from the traditional to cutting edge technology and across all areas of historic building and landscape conservation.

The programme includes the all day exhibition, keynote speeches and awards as well as live demonstrations and short talks by experts running throughout the day. Demonstration’s cover, practical skills, conservation techniques and products & services. We will be announcing the demonstrations later in the summer but you will be assured of an interesting and rewarding day. For details of demonstrations click here.

Who’s Exhibiting?

Examples of the types of services and advice represented at the exhibition include; interior and exterior building conservation, repair and decoration, garden and landscape design and restoration, lighting, security, building alterations & extensions, carpet restoration, information technology, cast stone, columns & pilasters, estate management, gates, gilding, ironwork, terracotta, textiles, windows, fine art restoration, auctions, energy conservation, valuations, catering, insurance, gifts, souvenirs, publishing, printing, event management and many, many more.


FREE ADMISSION is available to everyone in the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. This includes owners of historic buildings, parks & gardens, private or commercial, historic landscapes and all those who are involved in their upkeep, restoration or conservation.


Event Information

Registration for 2024

Pre-registration for the Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event is now open, you can register here.

Entrance to this major heritage conservation day is free of charge to everyone in the historic buildings, landscape conservation and heritage sectors. Owners, guardians, volunteers and professionals from all sectors are welcome.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on Tel: 01462 896688

Historic Houses members are not eligible for our pre-registration offer and should register with Historic Houses.

2024 Programme

(all timings are provisional and subject to change) Further details will appear as soon as available.

9.00AM – 5.00PM The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event opens. 

Featuring an All-day Exhibition of products and services with 75 exhibitors, as well as live practical demonstrations held throughout the day, where experts show practical skills, conservation techniques on a wide range of issues relating to the conservation of historic buildings including contents and historic landscapes.

9.45AM – 1.00PM Practical Demonstrations in the Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

11.00AM Historic Houses AGM (Historic House Members only), Churchill Auditorium 

11.30AM Address by Martha Cobbold, Historic Houses President*, Churchill Auditorium 

12.00PM Historic Houses Guest Speaker *, TBA, Churchill Auditorium 

12.15PM Practical Demonstrations continue in Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

2.15PM Historic Houses Awards *, Churchill Auditorium 

2.15PM – 5pm Practical Demonstrations continue in Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor

2.45PM Historic Houses Savills Lecture*, TBA, Churchill Auditorium

*By kind permission of Historic Houses and subject to seating availability