This website is your website. As you look round, you’ll see that people have contributed stories, histories, photos, observations and more – it’s these contributions that make the website a success.
Do you have a family memory of Attleborough? Perhaps your relatives worked in one of the many coalfields in Warwickshire? Maybe you have an expertise in geology and would like to share some of your findings, or perhaps your curiosity is timber-framed houses in Rugby?
Whatever it is, we’d love to hear from you, and we’d like you to share your stories.
How to contribute
Contributing to the website is easy – just click on the get involved link, or the links on any of the pages you visit, and submit. What could be simpler! If the page(s) spark a response in you, do tell us by using the comment facility. We want to know that you’ve enjoyed the content, and we also want to know if you disagree with the content! A community is only as strong as those who take part in it.
How to find what you’re looking for
In a wider sense, this community website will allow you to explore the county’s cultural identity and tell your stories about Warwickshire people, places, landscapes, and events. It is, you might say, a virtual gateway to the county’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. If you just want to read the articles or look at the many pictures from Warwickshire’s past then no problem – this website is for you! You can see that we’ve split the content by type, location, and subject, so finding things should be easy. If you want to learn more about what’s available on the site, and how to find it, then please do follow the link.
Redeveloping Market Hall in Warwick
If you’ve visited Warwick, you’ll have hopefully noticed the redevelopment of the Market Hall Museum. This website complements the work that has gone into making the museum a challenging, participative and high-quality visitor attraction where visitors and residents can explore and shape Warwickshire’s cultural identity. Physical improvements, including changes to the layout, display and approach to interpretation will take place as well as an integrated and innovative approach to access and youth engagement.
While the museum’s collections will be the cornerstone of the revamped building, exciting opportunities are there for community groups, local people and volunteers to develop the Market Hall into a vibrant space to explore the heritage and culture of ‘Our Warwickshire’. Naturally, there are pages on this site to augment the physical exhibits you can see as you visit the revamped museum – do please enjoy the experience, and do please comment on pages should you wish to.
You’ll also see pages that have used both physical and digital content from our other sites such as the Warwickshire County Record Office, and St. John’s Museum. Updates on the redevelopment of the Market Hall Museum, and the work on producing this website, can be found on our blog.
So, if you live in New Zealand or Nuneaton, Belo Horizonte or Barford, the content on this website is part of your Warwickshire. Remember, you make the content.
The website is run by Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please follow the link for more information about the origins of the site.