More than just an insurance policy

We’re one of the main insurers of Grade I listed buildings in England and proud to have been voted best heritage insurer for 15 years by a panel of brokers1.

It’s the specialist characteristics, which make historic, listed and architecturally interesting buildings unique, so we work hard to help protect them. We work with key organisations such as the Heritage Alliance and actively support the sector through sponsorships and investment in heritage skills.

Historic Britain insurance policy cover

Our expert underwriters provide tailor-made solutions to ensure your clients have the cover they need to maintain and protect our history and culture for generations to come.

  • Buildings and contents
  • Business interruption
  • Hirers’ liability
  • Reputational risk
  • Legal expenses
  • Trustee and management liability
  • Personal accident
  • Public liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Employers’ liability
  • Fidelity guarantee
  • Directors’ and officers’ insurance
  • Loss of money
  • Loss of licence

We can also provide separate policies for cyber, Group travel or inspection services.

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Take a look at our heritage reel to see what makes us a specialist

Working with us

  • You’ll be surprised what we can cover – from observatories to dockyards, check out our heritage risk appetite guide.
  • Adequate sums insured - our in-house team of qualified risk specialists provide building valuation services at no extra cost (subject to underwriting criteria).
  • Tracking from the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index – to support the repair and restoration of traditional properties and reduce the risk of underinsurance, this unique index helps to ensure that building sums insured are maintained at an adequate level.
  • Expert in-house art historians and heritage specialists - who are truly passionate about protecting heritage and fine art.
  • Direct access to risk specialists – our Risk Advice Line gives you and your clients access to our in-house risk experts who are on-hand to answer any risk-related queries.
  • Risk management resources and solutions – risk guidance, tools and templates covering topics from slips and trips to disaster management, backed by risk solutions from our trusted Preferred Supplier Network.
  • 24-hour helplines - including legal and tax advice, counselling for employees and their immediate family and public relations crisis and media assistance.
  • Access to a dedicated claims handler – for support when they need it most, your client will have direct access to their claims handler. Learn more about our award-winning claims team2.
  • We give back - we’re a commercial business with a charitable purpose. We give a significant proportion of our profits to our charitable owner Benefact Trust for distribution to good causes.
Ecclesiastical’s installation of real-time activity monitoring equipment in Kenwood House has huge potential to revolutionise the management of heritage estates in a sustainable way.

Nicola Duncan-Finn, Senior Estates Manager at English Heritage

1 Ecclesiastical FWD Broker opinion survey 2008 to 2022

2Winner of the Personal Lines Claims Team of the Year award and Customer Care Individual award Insurance Post Claims and Fraud Awards 2020

Building silhouettes in blue overlaid with colourful arrows pointing downwards. Kenwood House interior room