This course aims to improve understanding of the statutory background to accessibility and the historic environment and to share best practice in managing heritage assets for greater access.
By the end of the course participants should have:
- an awareness of the Historic England guidance on Easy Access to Historic Buildings and Easy Access to Historic Landscapes
- an understanding of the statutory background to accessibility and the historic environment
- an understanding of how to approach and develop access audits and plans
- an understanding of best practice in terms of adaptation to buildings improving mobility and wheelchair access and sensory access
- to understand best practice in providing virtual access to heritage assets
- an ability to make informed decisions about balancing access, conservation and economic pressures
09:30 Refreshments & Registration
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Why Access Matters
10:45 Planning Better Access
11:45 Overcoming Barriers
12:15 Tricky Issues
13:15 Access Audit Exercise
15:30 Case Studies – examples of good practice
* Programme is subject to change
Terms and Conditions
Booking is essential for all courses as places are limited. Please note that we are initially only able to allocate 2 places per organisation.
Please note, these training events are provided free of charge by Historic England, and places are at a premium. You can send a replacement or notify us by e mail if you book and then can’t attend. Non-attendance will incur a fee of £150 unless you contact us at least 5 days in advance.
Please also be aware photography or filming may take place at events for promotional use.
We use the Eventbrite online booking service to make it easier for you book onto our events. If you don’t want to book online using this service, please contact one of our Training Delivery Officers to request a booking form (email: helmbookings@HistoricEngland.org.uk)