Heritage Treasures – take part on 11 January 2023

Heritage Treasures – take part on 11 January 2023

A gallery space with people observing paintings and sitting down
Credit: Gainsborough House
Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2023 with an online celebration of fantastic heritage.

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

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:

A selection of virtual background jpegs for you to download and use for online calls.

Get some inspiration

Thinking about your heritage treasure? Explore the wide range of exciting heritage projects we've funded ahead of 11 January. 


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