World Monuments Fund Britain (WMFB) has been active in the UK and abroad since 1995. In that time it has helped restore and conserve many vulnerable buildings, created new educational resources, advocated for sites at risk and spearheaded imaginative visitor facilities. Its mission is to create a stable, beautiful and useful historic environment for future generations to enjoy.
Over the past 20 years WMFB has been instrumental in creating a brighter future for sites such as Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham where the campaign for its repair was kick-started following its inclusion on the World Monuments Watch which lists endangered heritage sites across the world. Stowe House in Buckinghamshire has undergone a magnificent £20 million transformation over the past decade; it began with the WMFB supported restoration of the Marble Saloon, one of the greatest rooms in Europe, and is concluding with the creation of an imaginative interpretation centre at the site. Whilst St George’s Bloomsbury in London, an ecclesiastical site which WMFB helped to restore, has since gained a new lease of life through becoming a leading concert venue in the capital.
As a UK registered charity WMFB receives no government funding nor does it have any endowment. Its continued success is down to our generous supporters who understand the value of the historic environment: people who want to stand up for those important yet sometimes forgotten buildings that require a helping hand.
WMFB’s International Councillors donate £3,000 a year and enjoy behind-the-scenes access, opportunities to join exclusive events and international trips, and complimentary tickets for lectures. Most importantly they make possible the integral work protecting important historic sites in the UK and abroad.
All WMFB’s supporters, regardless of their contribution, help to underpin every aspect of the organisation’s work. From onsite conservation to advocacy, education, training and outreach work; every pound that is received contributes to protecting the built heritage for future generations.
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