HERO (Heritage Education Regional Outreach
) was a three-year Heritage Lottery Funded project, which developed new heritage education programmes working in partnership with five sites within the historic environment in the East Midlands. Each site successfully developed distinct heritage education opportunities, demonstrating good practice across heritage learning and outreach.
Each of HERO’s partner properties were chosen to represent the diversity of ownership of historic houses within the East Midlands region; Grimsthorpe Castle, Doddington Hall and Holdenby House were selected to represent the private sector.
Managed by the Heritage Education Trust
, the HERO project enabled thousands of children to visit historic places in the East Midlands, and has left a strong legacy in the form of a resource bank for those wishing to learn more about innovation in heritage education.