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What we do

The NHTG is a voluntary organisation established to co-ordinate the ongoing development and delivery of traditional building crafts training and qualifications in the heritage sector of the UK.

We have created a Traditional Building Skills Training Toolkit that is free to download.

We are currently running a bursary scheme funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, to train people in heritage skills within a workplace setting. Find out more here.

The NHTG  runs a telephone helpdesk offering heritage building skills training guidance.

Got any questions, we'd be happy to help!

Call 01246 252 363 or email your query to

NHTG Bursary Scheme

The National Heritage Training Group are offering high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector in the form of paid bursaries, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

During a placement trainees will be paid to learn valuable heritage skills, gain qualifications and work experience in a heritage workplace.

Are you interested to offer a placement with your specialist heritage building company or would you like to take part in a training placement?

Find out more and apply here.

Latest News

Restoration firm William Anelay saved from administration by The Szerelmey Group

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Arkwright Society shortlisted for top heritage award

The Arkwright Society's recent restoration of Sir Richard Arkwright's historic Grade I listed building at Cromford Mills has been shortlisted for one of the UK's most prestigious heritage awards. more

Bulldozers begin demolishing Grimsby’s historic dockside buildings

SAVE Britain’s Heritage have reported that the Associated British Ports (ABP) began a major demolition this week of the historic Grimsby dockside buildings, disregarding advice from many heritage organisations to restore them and reuse the buildings. more


Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

Lectures and practical demonstrations on the traditional preparation and uses of limes and lime mortars and the modern misconceptions about them.

An Introduction to Building with Lime

Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative in association with Muncaster Castle present an Introduction to Building with Lime two-day course.