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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 and...read 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’ celebration...read more
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The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum...read 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 display...read more
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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…....read more
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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 year...read more
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The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has worked with the Art Fund and successfully raised £25,000 through an innovative crowd funding...read more
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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
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