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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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Rethinking the Staffordshire Hoard has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2015. All nominees are based on articles more
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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’ more
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The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge more
Connecting Histories - Origins 28 March 2015
The Library of Birmingham writes with regards to its upcoming Connected Histories – Origins event, Saturday 28th March (11:00pm – 3:30pm) ‘Connecting Histories – Origins’(coinciding with the Library’s Origins Season) brings together a range of … read moreread more
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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 more
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… more
Birmingham Cathedral is 300 years old in 2015 and is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham still used for it’s original function. To celebrate the cathedral’s heritage in this important more
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has worked with the Art Fund and successfully raised £25,000 through an innovative crowd more