View of Ramsgate harbour
Ramsgate harbour © Historic England DP114422
Ramsgate harbour © Historic England DP114422

Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone

The Heritage Action Zone in Ramsgate aims to achieve economic growth by using the historic environment as a catalyst.

The Heritage Action Zone is seeking to help grow Ramsgate into a prosperous maritime town where outstanding heritage and architecture coupled with new investment and development strengthens the economy for the benefit of the local community.

Ramsgate has a second Heritage Action Zone: Ramsgate High Street Heritage Action Zone

Key actions

The Heritage Action Zone in Ramsgate is delivering a range of projects that are engaging the local community and is increasing our understanding of the rich local heritage, including the exciting maritime story.

Over the five-year project, teams within Historic England are working in partnership with local organisations to understand what makes the heritage in Ramsgate really special, to share the findings and stories, and to protect and improve places for the future.

We have published a beautiful new book on Ramsgate through Liverpool University Press to raise awareness of the town's heritage and to inform heritage-led regeneration.

View the online book launch for Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage – 11 September

You can view the online book launch for Historic England’s new publication, Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage. In partnership with the Ramsgate Festival of Sound and the Ramsgate Society, author Geraint Franklin (Historic England) and contributors Nick Dermott (Thanet District Council) and Allan Brodie (Historic England)  discusses the book in a free online event.

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The Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone partnership is made up of a variety of organisations working together to deliver projects in the town. They include:

Contact details

To find out more about the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone you can:

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