Heritage Treasures – take part on 11 January 2023
Our annual Heritage Treasures Day takes place on 11 January. It's a moment to share inspiring projects and highlight rich and diverse heritage across the UK.
We set it up in 2017 and since then it has grown each year, with us reaching number two on Twitter trends last year. Let’s see if we can get heritage trending again!
How to take part
Head to social media on the day, select a heritage example that means something to you, and then write your own heritage social media post using #HeritageTreasures and tag @HeritageFundUK.
You could choose an inspiring collection item, public park, a winter walk, your favourite museum, or a local history story. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed some innovative heritage online, or the staff and volunteers at your venue are your heritage treasures.
A draft post
Happy #HeritageTreasures day! I’m/We’re joining @HeritageFundUK to celebrate inspiring heritage. Some of my/our favourite heritage is (insert your choice and include a picture or film)
Example posts from last year
Happy #HeritageTreasures day!— Dynamic Dunescapes (@dynamicdunes) January 11, 2022
With support from @HeritageFundUK we’ve been celebrating our sand dunes and connecting people with these vital habitats. We’re looking forwarding to another year of sharing everything from our dunes’ military history to saving endangered species pic.twitter.com/aWpYag6E76
Today's a day for celebrating #HeritageTreasures with @HeritageFundUK— Southwell Minster (@SouthwMinster) January 11, 2022
One of our most incredible treasures is our glorious C13th Chapter House, home to the Leaves of Southwell, recently reopened after major conservation works. Never been before? There's never been a better time! pic.twitter.com/S5EGFDu6Lv
It's #HeritageTreasures Day and we are celebrating the amazing projects that @HeritageFundUK support! #RemakingBeamish is the biggest development in the museum's history. It includes over 25 exhibits and is bringing a new era, the 1950s, to Beamish - a period within #livingmemory pic.twitter.com/1quy8CrijR— Beamish Museum (@Beamish_Museum) January 11, 2022
Download our heritage virtual backgrounds
Brighten up January by downloading our heritage virtual backgrounds for your computer screen savers or online calls. They feature uplifting projects that we have supported with vital National Lottery funds including:
- Leighton House
- Bank Hall
- Pembroke Heritage Centre
- Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
- Gainsborough House
- The Flow Country, Flows to the Future
Get some inspiration
Thinking about your heritage treasure? Explore the wide range of exciting heritage projects we've funded ahead of 11 January.