What is The Watch?
The World Monuments Watch is our flagship advocacy program. It focuses attention on extraordinary cultural heritage that is threatened by the forces of nature or social, political and economic change. Every two years, WMF accepts nominations for sites in need from across the globe, championing selected buildings and monuments and finding solutions with local partners. Since its inception in 1996, the Watch, with founding sponsor American Express, has helped more than 600 sites, becoming a powerful vehicle for addressing the range of challenges confronting heritage today.
To find out more about nominating a site to the World Monuments Watch click here
Sites in the UK that have featured on the World Monuments Watch
Below is a selection of historic sites in the UK which have been added to the Watch. Each has an interesting story to tell and has secured a brighter future as a result of WMF’s involvement.
A selection of sites from around the world that have been included on the Watch
Below is a flavour of the some of the vast array of historic sites from across the world which have been included on the Watch. To see all the international sites that have been included on the Watch visit World Monuments Watch.