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Welcome to the Falconry Heritage Trust Website

The Falconry Heritage Trust:

  • Free access to all through the Internet
  • Working with the world's falconry clubs through the International Association for Falconry
  • Supporting regional archives of falconry artefacts
  • Ensuring that irreplaceable items and records are not lost
  • Linking falconers in 60 countries.


  • An information hub for world falconry, conservation and breeding
  • Ensuring a good image for world falconry
  • Promoting access to physical archives
  • Linking all physical archives and promoting access
  • Providing source material for the media.

How will it work?

  • Artefacts can be physically gifted to the Trust
  • Alternatively they may remain with the owners or their heirs, but will be recorded by the Trust, copied or photographed for posterity
  • Artefacts may be gifted to the Trust on death of the owner
  • The website will be the sole method of accessing the archive
  • Physical access may be available at the discretion of the trustees, and the owner
  • Items will be added regionally through a committee of editors
  • Access to the Falconry Heritage Trust website will be free but downloading of archive material may attract a usage charge or subscription.

What will be on the Trust website?

  • Historical material - manuscripts, texts, art
  • Images of physical items - hoods, bells, gloves etc
  • Photo archive
  • Film archive
  • Law archive
  • Educational material for modern falconry

The Falconry Heritage Trust will provide links to items in independent collections such as:

  • National and regional falconry clubs
  • Other national collections
  • Academics
  • Private collectors.

The Falconry Heritage Trust is inviting applications for grants and scholarships. More details are in News section.

Company registration number: 05401103; Registered Charity Number 1125033


   Did you know...?

A Lady Laments for Her Lost Lover, by Similitude of a Falcon* Alas for me, who love a falcon well ! So well I loved him, I was nearly dead: Ever at my low call he bent his head, And ate of mine, not much, but all that fell. Now he has fled, how high I cannot tell, Much higher now than ever he has fled, And is in a fair garden housed and fed. Another lady, alas ! shall love him well. Oh, my own falcon whom I taught and rear’d ! Sweet bells of shining gold I have to thee That in the chase thou shouldst not be afeard. Now thou hast risen like the risen sea, Broken thy jesses loose, and disappear’d, As soon as thou wast skilled in falconry. *Thirteen-century sonnet by an unknown poet, translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Taken from: The Art of Falconry being the De Arte Venandi cum Avibus of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. Translated and Edited by Casey A.Wood & F.Marjorie Fyfe. Stanford Univ. Press. 1969.