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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
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Walking with Carl Chinn: In Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Carl Chinn takes us on a walk along Frederick Street in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. We start at the foot of the clock tower erected by local people to celebrate one of Birmingham’s heroes, Joseph Chamberlain, on his return from South Africa in 1904. As we move along the street, Carl introduces us to the men and women who made it globally famous. Listen or download Subscribe on iTunes
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
John Cooke Bourne Kilsby Tunnel
The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge 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 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
How to donate online Donate on the Just Giving website. After you have made your donation, please add a message to let us know your donation is for the Staffordshire Hoard Appeal. How to donate by text … read moreread more
Young people prepare New St Station exhibition (Photo by Kate Green)
Midland Actors Theatre Actors to take on roles of more