HERoNI Comms Research Survey

Closed 12 Nov 2023

Opened 19 Oct 2023


The Department of Communities (DfC) Historic Environment Division (HED) manages and maintains the Historic Environment Record for Northern Ireland (HERoNI). We are seeking your views on how we can promote the record and enhance our service to better meet our customer needs.

HERoNI is a valuable resource for everyone. We want to hear from you and invite you to complete the following survey.

What is HERoNI?

The Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), formally known as the Monuments and Building Record,(MBRNI) is a comprehensive record of our built heritage – archaeological sites and monuments, historic buildings, industrial, maritime and wartime sites as well as parks, gardens, and demesnes. It holds a vast quantity of information, produced through fieldwork, surveys (written, photographic and drawn), archaeological excavation, and research.  The Record is constantly being updated and extended as more information is uncovered or recorded.

Completing the survey

The survey consists of 6 sections, and a total of 35 questions. The survey should take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete, and many of the answers are simple tick boxes. This survey will close on the 7th of November.

Data protection

No personal data is required during the survey. We advise you not to disclose any personal information in your comments which may identify yourself or others. The answers submitted will be collated by Department for Communities staff to form a report which will be used internally by the Department for Communities to consider how best we can improve our public service offered through HERoNI. Survey responses will not be published or made publicly available. Information provided by respondents will be held and used for the purposes of the administration of this current exercise and subsequently disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations.



  • All stakeholders
  • Citizens


  • Higher Education
  • Historic Environment