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Big Heritage

Western Approaches, 1-3 Rumford Street, L2 8SZ

Big Heritage

Big Heritage are thought-leaders and innovators in the field of heritage engagement in the UK.

The organisation was founded in 2011 as a not for profit community interest company to connect communities and audience to their shared heritage.

Our focus is on putting people at the heart of heritage. By giving people a sense of ownership over their shared past, they are much more likely to understand it, appreciate it and further understand their own place in a fast-changing world.

We have received countless regional and national awards for our work in heritage interpretation, community impact and engagement, innovation in business, environmental impact and destination tourism and marketing.


Our Services

Big Heritage offers short or long term support to council’s, charities and organisations needing direction and innovation in regards to heritage and preservation.

  • Community archaeology
  • Museum Curation
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Event Management
  • Digital innovation
  • Pop-Up Exhibitions
  • Public Engagement
  • Bespoke Education initiatives
  • Volunteer training and development
  • Historic site management
  • Desk Based heritage assessments
  • Tour and guide development and delivery
  • Archive services


Our Venues

Big Heritage operates, manages and protects a number of historic locations and museums which it has developed to become tourist attractions:


  • Western Approaches - an iconic WW2 Top Secret HQ hidden under the streets of Liverpool
  • Sick To Death - a history of medicine attraction in Chester. A playground of plague with a smatter of splatter, and a chance to poke into our medical past
  • Deva Roman Experience - a voyage back through time 2000 years ago to Roman Britannia where the fortress of Deva Victrix is welcoming visitors from far and wide


Educational support and mentoring

Big Heritage not only teaches through its educational and outreach programmes and workshops, it also offers opportunities for young people through mentor, apprentice and intern schemes.


Who is this aimed at?

Everyone is welcome



Opening hours of our venues vary depending on school terms, please check our website for details



Our venues are located across Merseyside:

  • Deva Roman Discovery Centre, Pierpoint Lane, Off Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NL
  • Sick to Death, St Michael's Church, Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NW
  • Western Approaches, 1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool L2 8SZ



Prices vary, please see our website for details


How to get involved

Booking is essential, please see our website for details.


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For further information

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