Historic Britain insurance

Protecting the nation's historic landmarks

We have over 135 years of experience protecting heritage buildings and understand the complexities you face when caring for them. 
The team work closely with artisan repairers, experts in restoration and skilled craftspeople to ensure the professional and sympathetic restoration of all things irreplaceable. Our long term, strong relationships with key bodies in the heritage sector mean we’re part of the communities in which we serve.
tickBuildings and contents cover
Including archaeological costs, seasonal stock increases and minor contract works.
tickLiability covers
Including Hirers’ liability and Trustees’ and Management liability.
tickBusiness interruption
Including loss of attraction and archaeological digs.
tickFine art cover
Including new acquisitions and cover for exhibitions and items on loan.
tickLegal expenses
Including employment disputes and compensation awards.
tickReputational risks
Support includes legal and Public Relations costs.
tickLoss of licence
Including wedding and premises licences.

Why choose Ecclesiastical?

tickWe’re the leading insurer of Grade I listed buildings and are involved in insuring many UNESCO UK World Heritage sites.
tickBuilding valuations from our in-house team to give you confidence in your sums insured at no additional cost, subject to underwriting criteria.
tickThe Ecclesiastical Heritage Index - tracks the cost of materials and labour associated with traditional construction methods to reduce your risk of underinsurance over time.
tickAccess to a library of risk guidance; our award-winning risk team* via our risk advice line and to our network of trusted suppliers.
tickWe take a proactive approach to protecting your interests against third-party legal liability claims.
tickEmergency customer helplines for a public relations crisis and media assistance.
tickClaims are dealt with by our award-winning team* who provide you with a dedicated handler.

*Awards and accreditation

British Insurance Awards logo - Specialist Company of the Year CIR Risk Management Awards 2022 - Risk Management Specialist Company of the Year Chartered Insurance Brokers Gracechurch outstanding claims service quality award 2024 Insurance Times claims excellence awards winner - Claims product solution of the year - insurer
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The summary of cover is an outline of the standard cover provided under the policy and is not personalised to you. The cover you choose will depend on your circumstances and will be shown on your policy schedule. The schedule will also detail some changes we have made relating to infectious and communicable diseases and cyber-related incidents.

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