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Join us in Newcastle and Gateshead for the heritage networking event of the year!

This year’s conference is on Tyneside, one of the most distinctive urban centres in Britain, famous for its industrial heritage, stunning riverscape, popular nightlife, friendly people and distinct Geordie version of the Northumbrian language. Heritage Trust Network conference has an unrivalled reputation as an informative, inspiring, friendly and fun event. Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

We will focus on some incredible community heritage projects in the North East, whilst also highlighting interesting work throughout the UK. There will be fascinating presentations from local community organisations and national experts on social housing in historic buildings, heritage apprenticeships, the reuse of churches, heritage careers, income generation, social prescribing and more.





Sunday Join us in the afternoon as we explore fascinating heritage regeneration projects in and around Newcastle Gateshead, with walks and tours.

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Sunday evening – Our drinks reception will take place at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, a Grade I listed building which dates from the 12th Century, and is now a unique visitor attraction located on Gateshead Quays. A light buffet will be available with local restaurant recommendations provided for supporting local businesses.

Reception drinks – arrival 6pm

Monday – Our full day conference will be held at the Newcastle Civic Centre, Grade II* status building. Working in partnership with the Architectural Heritage Fund we will be bringing you a jam-packed day where you will:

  • learn from real-life success stories and best practice
  • receive the advice and support you need to make your project and site a success
  • find out about heritage regeneration and social enterprise funding and how to apply
  • gain insight from experts
  • connect with people involved in projects and sites like yours
  • network with funders, Government heritage agencies, architects, solicitors, consultants
  • become part of the UK’s leading community heritage network

Lunch- 12.45pm

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Monday evening – Newcastle Cathedral will be transformed to an atmospheric evening for you all for our evening dinner kindly sponsored by our Partner Plus member Utility Aid.

Dinner – 7pm

Tuesday morning – Join us as we explore fascinating heritage regeneration projects in and around Newcastle Gatehead, followed by a farewell lunch sponsored by our Partner Plus Member Hayes Parsons, at the stunning Grade I All Saints Presbyterian Church.  All Saints’ Church is the only elliptical church building in England, the third tallest religious building in Newcastle and the ninth-tallest structure in the city overall.

Farewell lunch – 12.00pm-2pm

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If you find the ticket cost to be a barrier to your attending our event, please get in touch to discuss any bursaries that might be available. Bursaries are kindly sponsored by Buttress Architects and Creative Heritage. Please email Hannah Thompson for more information:



Tickets can be purchased at the following prices:

Members: £200 full conference 

Non-members & Connect: £250 full conference 

Students: Free online, £95 full conference 

Discounted tickets are available for the paid categories of Heritage Trust Network membership. Just enter the member’s promo code we have already emailed to you, to access member tickets.

If you are not already a paid member of the Network Join now or upgrade to access discounted tickets.


Refund policy: We offer full refunds (not including the Eventbrite booking fee) for all cancellations up to 7 days before the event, after that time, no refund will be given.

Sponsorship, Advertising & Exhibiting Opportunities:

Heritage Trust Network Conference is a unique opportunity for heritage businesses to connect with leaders of community heritage organisations carrying out restoration projects and managing sites throughout the UK.  Throughout the event there are sponsorship, advertising and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Hannah Thompson for more information:

Heritage Trust Network Sponsorship & Advertising Options

Headline sponsors:

Architectural Heritage Fund, Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers, Buttress Architects, Utility Aid & CT: Accountants Advisors

Thank you to National Lottery players for supporting community and heritage good causes.

Heritage Trust Network is the UK’s leading membership organisation for charities, community organisations and social enterprises, that are rescuing, restoring and managing historic buildings, structures and spaces. Click here to join the Network and get access to discounted Conference tickets.

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Our Sponsors 

We’re delighted to have the support our brilliant sponsors, click the button below to find out more about each organisation’s work.

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Questions about Conference 2023? Get in touch: