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.
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Staffordshire History Day 2017
A new book of sources for Birmingham’s history: Birmingham Wills and Inventories 1512-1603
CWMH Book Launch and Christmas Party
FIRST WORLD WAR MUSLIM SOLDIERS FOCUS OF NEW BMAG EXHIBITION
How the first Shakespeare club in the world helped to save the bard’s home town heritage
‘Mummy-mania’ set to bring visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian Gallery
Research Bursary: Impact of First World War on medicine and healthcare
Work in Wartime Exhibition
Birmingham Museums Trust shines a spotlight on Birmingham manufacturers
New Installation Dedicated to the SAS for Hereford Cathedral
Green men and Griffins, Celebrating 500 years of St John’s Walk
Manor saved with education in mind wins national award for work with schools
Exhibition reveals secrets of St John’s Walk
“Boulton would be proud” Silver Talk – a glittering stroll down AOB’s memory lane
Birmingham Museums commemorate the Battle of the Somme centenary with rare new artefact
An invitation to become a trustee of Birmingham’s award-winning architectural preservation trust
Go ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ at Weston Park
Lapworth Museum of Geology reopens
The wrong Mrs Shakespeare
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust calls for help to win National Art Prize
Design and Desire: The Great Exhibition of 1851
Wedgwood Museum To Host Resonance Exhibition
Hereford Cathedral’s missing cross
Exhibition of Stained Glass by Margaret Rope – Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Seven hundred year old lost tombstone re-discovered
The Hereford Mappa Mundi as you’ve never seen it before
Faith in Birmingham – a new gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Experience Shakespeare in a new light at Shakespeare’s New Place in 2016
Imprinting the Centre – the launch of the Centre for Printing History and Culture
Contemporary ‘industrialists’ gather to mark 130 years of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
St John’s Walk: What lies beneath?
Tributes paid after Post columnist and Birmingham historian Chris Upton dies
Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands: Committee Chair and Member vacancy
Museum of The Gorge, Ironbridge re-opens after major redisplay
Icon announces shortlist for 2015 Conservation Awards
Birmingham Cathedral celebrates 300 years of the citys past and present
David Nash sculpture rises from birthplace of Industrial Revolution
Introducing The World of Wedgwood – An Exciting New Visitor Experience In The Heart Of Staffordshire
Secrets of Staffordshire Hoard Revealed
Derby Museums secures major Heritage Lottery Fund support
Red By Night – Black Country Living Museum
Death in the Close: a Medieval Mystery
GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust – Acquires historic drawing of the Iron Bridge
Museum puts hidden gems on display in new exhibition
Spetchley Park Gardens opens its gates to visitors for its 80th year
The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University celebrates its 125th anniversary
History Project: Patch to Plate – celebrating green spaces
Award-Winning £62k Restoration Brings Rare Boat Back to Life
Connecting Histories: Origins
Write into the future
Call for Papers: Book trade history in the digital age
February half-term hands-on family activities at Blists Hill Victorian Town
Magna Carta grant to Hereford
The 300th Anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown
Pollution in the Black Country in the 19th Century by Janet Sullivan
Bookings Open for 2015 Shakespeare Express Season
Birmingham Cathedral Tercentenary Lectures, Talks and Treasures
A photographic exhibition celebrating the work of the Victorian Society
Birmingham bells to join worldwide concert in recognition of WW1 Christmas truce
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Raises £25,000 in Art Fund Crowd Funding Project
Staffordshire Hoard nominated for Award – Voting open now
An evening with Carl Chinn – Who were the Real Peaky Blinders?
Staffordshire Hoard Appeal
Special exhibition takes visitors on a trip back in time to experience the history of New Street Station
Special evening with Jenny Uglow – Life in Napoleonic Times
A History of Edvin Loach by Allan Wyatt
Virtual Volunteering for Shropshire
Into the Thick: Black Country Mine Celebrates 25 Years
It’s a gas! Conference at BCLM
One of the last chances to visit the Silver Collection at Assay office Birmingham
Traditional “topping out” ceremony for Bromsgrove Nailer’s Cottage rescued by Avoncroft Museum
Save the Wedgwood Collection
The Drapers’ Hall, Coventry wins Heritage Lottery Fund support and Planning Consent
Black Country Echoes Festival
Derbyshire Remembers WW1 in 2014
Opening of the New Joseph Wright Institute and Launch of the Wright in Bath Exhibition at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
New book: Cromford Revisited by Doreen Buxton and Christopher Charlton
Voices of War & Peace 2014
Community Heritage Day – 19th July 2014
Latest titles from Brewin Books
New John Scott Gallery to open October at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge
Forgotton Birmingham – Pioneer of Lawn Tennis
The Birmingham Assay Office – Summer Special Offer
Call for papers: The Beauty of Letters – text, type and communication in the eighteenth century
New Book – Stafford: a History
New Book: The Forgotten Brummie: Sir Francis Galton
PhD Studentship at University of Birmingham
Call for Papers – Black Country Echoes Symposium
Celebrate Shrewsbury`s Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury`s New Museum
Historical Metallurgy Society AGM 2014 – Metals used in Personal Adornment
Ceramic Empire: The Trade in Staffordshire Pottery
The Mortimer History Society Spring Conference 2014
Derwent Valley Research Framework Meeting
Researching and Recording your Family History
Celebrating the Industrial Night
Tame Past Present Future: Communities, Groups and Individuals Wanted
FOBAH Event – historical walk “The Nonconformists” with Dr Chris Upton – 11th May 2014
John Ray Botany Day – 11th May 2014
National Glass Fair – 11 May 2014
May Day Festival – 5th May 2014
Launch of the Big Brum open top Buz for it’s 5th year – 26th April 2014
Young people launch search for people with memories to share about new street station
Black Country Echoes History Days
The Story of Coventry by Peter Walters
Explore the Wonderful World of Rowland Emett
Invention of Steam Locomotive stars in England’s Hall of Fame
Reflections on the surface: Illuminating the powerful history of the river Severn
Writing Workshop: Working with Museums and Archives
Preserving your family papers – a practical approach to the preservation of photographs
Pioneering research shows ancient Hoard as ‘true archaeological mirror’ to early epic poem Beowulf
Rest House at Bournville – One Hundred Years On
Birmingham Visitor Attractions offer New Tolkien Trail
Wolverhampton Art Gallery – New website tells untold story behind tower block
New book – nail-makers of Birmingham, Bromsgrove and Black Country through eyes of Francis Brett Young
Frank Cohen exhibition launches new art gallery
Ironbridge Archaeology Workshop Series Workshop V – Pottery Identification and Recording
Ikon Gallery: Those Were The Decades
New book: The Earl of Dudley’s Railway – Ned Williams
Michael Fisher’s – Hardman of Birmingham, Goldsmith and Glasspainter
Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its legacy
Launch of new Iron Trail within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
The midnight sky and the silent stars
Black Country Living Museum Celebrates Funding Success
Call for papers – Home front: Gender, war and conflict
Beyond The City Wall Exhibition at Wythall Library
Birmingham Museums commemorate the First World War
New gallery exploring the iconic Spitfire to open at Birmingham Thinktank in April 2015
Lunar Society City Centre Walk
Last chance to visit the Birmingham Assay Office Silver Collection
Protecting the Past – Informing the Present: Birmingham’s Heritage Strategy 2014-2019
Feckenham Forest History Society – new magazine
Heritage Skills Courses at Black Country Living Museum
Ironbridge Last Post: Remembering the First World War, Coalbrookdale Gallery opens 10 April 2014
Unveiling of the George Woodall plaque
New films: Men and women who shaped Birmingham and the Black Country
New book focusses on Stourbridge glass industry
People, Pens and Production in Birmingham’s Steel Pen Trade
Book review: Yesterday’s Children: Bideford-on-Avon Remembered
Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies – Beatties exhibition runs till March 2014
Black Country Living Museum – Remembering both World Wars
Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics & the Modern University
Library of Birmingham: Tuesday Lunchtime talks
British Glass Foundation – GlassCuts 38
The English Military – Experience in the Seventeenth Century
Biography, History and the shaping of Birmingham – 28 October 2013
History Day School: Birmingham’s Global Communities – a historical and contemporary perspective
Birmingham’s Global Communities: a historical & contemporary perspective
Black Country Living Museum programme of events
University of Birmingham – Book to the Future
Heritage Lottery Fund awards Birmingham Museums Trust £97,000 grant to purchase Joseph Wright of Derby portrait of Erasmus Darwin
Big Brum open top Buz Sightseeing Tour
Harvest Festival, Blists Hill Victorian Town
John Sheldon: Toymaker, Pencil Maker and Silversmith by Brian George
British Glass Foundation – Glasscuts 35
A Victorian Gentleman’s Residence in Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Rewriting the book: The Library of Birmingham – free supplement online
Major private tile collection donated to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Echoes Exhibition
Glasscuts: The informal email bulletin of the British Glass Foundation
Distinctly Black Country: A history of high rise
Glass charity acknowledges major bequest
The Crystal Canal; a self-guided walk along the Stourbridge Canal
Manufacturing & Migration – Discover Birmingham’s industrial and cultural heritage
Rosedene: Dodford’s hidden delight
Launching History West Midlands
Volunteers needed for Soho Foundry Heritage Development
Out of Birmingham – George Dixon (1820-98) ‘Father of free education’ by James Dixon
Pool of Memories – A History of Moseley Road Baths
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Wild Weather – 20 July to 1 September 2013
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Pit Profiles: Re-Profiled – June to December 2013
Ironbridge Gorge Museum secures a place on the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2013
The Hurd Library: A major Enlightenment Library
Bidford and District History Society
Special BMAG supplement free online
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins public vote in the Connect10 Competition
John Flaxman, Line to Contour Exhibition
Film – Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham
The Staffordshire Gardens & Parks Trust
'A Walk Around Warwick' feature-length documentary
John Flaxman, Line to Contour Exhibition
Film – Matthew Boulton: Selling what all the world desires…
Film – Industry and Genius: John Baskerville & the beauty of letters
Birmingham's stunning new history galleries
Matthew Boulton’s Soho Works
Film – Lichfield, City of Philosophers
Film – Erasmus Darwin, At the Heart of the Lichfield Enlightenment
Film – Erasmus Darwin, the Scientist
The Lunar Men and their Ladies
James Brindley
Richard Lovell Edgeworth: Inventor, Educator and Reformer
Samuel Galton Junior: Industrialist
Anna Seward: "Swan of Lichfield"
William Murdoch
Coalbrookdale
18th Century Lichfield: Cultural Capital of the Midlands
Film – Erasmus Darwin, Social Philosopher
Film: The Birmingham Cut Nail Industry
Centre for West Midlands History Newsletter
Matthew Boulton: Industrialist
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