World Heritage UK works locally, nationally and internationally, to build awareness and knowledge of, and engagement with, World Heritage in general, and all the UK’s natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage Sites.
World Heritage Sites are vital, at home and globally. They are our planet’s most precious and recognised icons, like the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids and the Great Barrier Reef. World Heritage is the best of nature and humanity.
The UK’s World Heritage World Sites (WHSs) tell this country’s story; from prehistoric coastlines to beloved landscapes, from historic cathedrals and castles to cradles of industrial and scientific innovation; past, present and future, the human and the natural. They are this nation’s treasures and must be protected for future generations.
World Heritage UK (WHUK) works with and on behalf of all the UK’s World Heritage Sites, across all four home nations and overseas territories, supporting the Sites with decades of strategic and operational World Heritage experience.
We are a charity, receive no public funds, and rely on our members, grants and donations for income. Our strategic ambitions and day-to-day support for the UK’s WHS network needs more resources.
We want to help communities get involved with their World Heritage Sites; we want all ages to understand and enjoy World Heritage locally and nationally; we want domestic and international tourists to visit; we want businesses and Government to appreciate, value and support this national collection of World Heritage Sites. In these challenging times, these treasures of the nation make a vital contribution to modern society.
World Heritage in the UK is complex and under resourced. The UK’s World Heritage family needs WHUK to help them manage, conserve and promote their Sites as well as the collection as a whole and World Heritage in general. To do this WHUK needs your support. Thank you.
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