Icons is a virtual collection of England's most cherished cultural treasures.
Icons explores what makes a national icon through the contributions of everyday folk
Nominated by the general public, the Icons collection reflects a contemporary view of English culture and values - a living portrait of a country, a people and a way of life. From Stonehenge to the double decker bus, from fish and chips to the humble cup of tea, the project reflects a dynamic portrait of England.
Visitors to the site are invited to shape the collection and interact by nominating their own icons and stories, getting involved in cultural debates and participating in online activities, games and quizzes.
Guest curators offer exciting, unusual and inspirational nominations to the collection, and visitors may examine artefacts from a variety of viewpoints including 3D views, interviews, and personal recollections.
Icons of England includes lots of resources to be used in the classroom for both primary and secondary levels.
Icons of England