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Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.

History West Midlands

Historians and researchers from the region tell the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the world beyond.

These stories are told in print, film and online and offer you the chance to explore this fascinating region and its people.
History West Midlands in 2015
Exciting new series of free podcasts
History West Midlands launches an exciting series of podcasts exploring the story of the region. Free to everyone who registers.
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New Podcast
Black Country Lives: Uncovering the Black Country and its people

In this inaugural programme well-known broadcaster and Black Countryman, Graham Fisher, sets the scene for a series of audio podcasts telling the story of the region.
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Latest News
Toby at East London lighthouse-+*Monday, 13th July 2015 at 19:00. For much of the 19th and early 20th Centuries, lighthouse technology was dominated by Chance Brothers of Smethwick in the West Midlands. This is a rare opportunity to hear … read moreread more
Brass Founder-+*Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/c6RZWlGpJPA Bilston, Cradley, Dudley, Willenhall – all towns which help to collectively make up the Black Country. But how did they earn this title? Whilst visiting in 1868, American diplomat and … read moreread more
Picture 009-+*Sat 16 May, 7pm – 10.30pm On Saturday 16 May Black Country Living Museum will open its doors after hours as part of the European ‘Night at the Museum’ celebration to showcase the industrial might … read moreread more
dornier poster-+*A talk by Darren Priday Conservation Manager at RAF Museum, Cosford  Friday, 8th May 2015 Hear the inside story on the world’s only surviving Dornier 17z bomber. A unique Battle of Britain survivor recovered from … read moreread more
John Cooke Bourne Kilsby Tunnel-+*The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Monday to Friday, 30th April – 10th September To Check the Tide of Prejudice, is a stunning new free exhibition of … read moreread more
Birchills02-+*Birchills, an extremely rare Joey, or ‘day boat’, has been repaired and re-docked at the Black Country Living Museum following an appeal which raised £62,000 worth of charitable donations. One of the most important and … read moreread more
Magna Carta & Chris Pullin-+*Hereford Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has received a grant from the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, to install a new high security case in the Mappa Mundi Exhibition to display its … read moreread more
4965_hatton_100808_ch_v-+*The Shakespeare Express 2015 Summer Sundays from 19th July > 6th September Vintage trains are pleased to announce that bookings are open for the 2015 Shakespeare Express season! THROUGH THE CARRIAGE WINDOWS…. you will see … read moreread more
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