Archaeological Information and Advice (AIA) helps protect and manage Warwickshire’s Historic Environment by providing specialist archaeological advice in response to land use change and land management. AIA maintains the Historic Environment Record bringing together information about Warwickshire’s historic and archaeological sites and finds.
Experts in archaeological excavation, historic building recording can be commissioned to deliver original and stimulating outreach and publicity, as well as strategic guidance and training for community projects throughout Warwickshire and beyond.
Many local groups are interested in exploring and researching their historic environment and only lack the experience and knowhow to drive a project forward. We can provide the training and expertise needed to secure funding and assure outcomes your community can enjoy.
Our Family History Society is the principal genealogical and heraldic society for the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. This includes the areas of ‘old’ counties, as they existed before the major boundary changes of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the areas brought into them by those changes.
CPRE Warwickshire is fighting for a beautiful and thriving countryside that all of us can enjoy for generations to come. We are passionate about protecting the county's countryside.
The society’s main purpose is to identify written documents which are important sources for the history of the county, and to find editors who will produce a modern printed translated version, with explanatory notes, an index and other aids which will make the document easy to read and understand.
The Friends were founded in 1988 and charitable status was granted a year later. Our aims are to support the work of our County Record Office and promote the education of the public through the use of historical records.
Geograph is a documentary project, now entering its 10th year, to photograph Great Britain and Ireland in their entirety. We have a growing collection of over 4 million images of Great Britain and Ireland. A quick search suggests that we have at least 44,000 mostly contemporary or recent images of Warwickshire locations, plus at least 30,000 of places once in the historic county — Coventry, Solihull, Tamworth and much of Birmingham.
The Archaeology collections represent over 500,000 years of human activity in Warwickshire. From axes of the Early Stone Age to Tudor hair pins, the Museum collects and presents the stories of our ancestors through the evidence they have left behind.
This collection consists of domestic and working life objects featuring items used in the homes and workplaces of Warwickshire people from the 18th century to the present day.
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire’s geology collection comprises approximately 16 000 rock, mineral and fossil specimens of local, regional, national and international provenance. The main strengths of the collections lie in Warwickshire specimens, notably Triassic vertebrate fossils and Lower Jurassic fossils in general.
The collection is founded upon a historic collection of plant specimens, taxidermy, insects and shells, inherited from the 19th century collecting activities of the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society.
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a record of all the historic and archaeological sites and finds within the county. Accessed through a computer and map based system, the record incorporates a wide range of sources, including aerial photographs, published and unpublished material, and historic and modern maps.
My-Parish is an online community and resource for everyone interested in parishes, from the Middle Ages to the modern day, whether in Warwickshire, Britain, continental Europe or the Americas. Maintained by the Warwick Network for Parish Research, this is an open space to exchange ideas, showcase research, launch initiatives / events, solicit collaborations and find advice and source materials on parish history, art, heritage and culture.
A website for those who are interested in canal and river boatmen. Uses newspaper articles to detail the lives and work of canal boatmen, and aims to help those trying to trace their canal ancestors.
We formed in 2000 and meet in Ward End Fire Station from 7pm to 9pm on the second Monday of each month, see the programme on our website. The Society currently has about 20 members. External speakers and members present a range of topics of local and general historical interest. On some evenings we bring items of interest. We organise a Summer outing and Christmas meal, at local venues.
We are a group of volunteers who seek to participate in and promote the conservation of bats and their habitats in Warwickshire.
The WBRC is the most comprehensive data bank of species and habitat records in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. WBRC has collated biological and geological records since 1974. The WBRC collates and manages records to underpin professional, sound and timely ecological advice to assist the public, council and partners in the delivery of their biodiversity statutory duties.
The office collects, preserves and makes available the historic records of Warwickshire and its people. We have records dating from the 12th century onwards and our collections cover a wide variety of historical documents, from old title deeds to recent baptism registers.
WDCG is currently managing c.900 nest tubes at eight sites with the assistance of two local conservation groups, the Earlswood Wildlife Partnership and the Stour Valley Wildlife Action Group. More information about the group including all the newsletters can be seen on the Dormouse Conservation Group webpage on the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust website.
Warwickshire Gardens Trust aims to provide members with a programme of lectures, visits and newsletters; to survey, research and make records of the county's gardens and parks; to raise awareness of gardens and parks, by lectures and visits; to promote co-operation between owners, residents, and local government; and help with advice.
Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG) was established in 1990. This was by few enthusiasts who wanted to raise awareness of and conserve the many rock exposures dotted around the county. The membership has since grown and includes many enthusiastic amateurs, students and teachers as well as some professional geologists.
Formed in 1989, Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society seeks to study and record the industrial archaeology, history and heritage of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull through a programme of talks and visits, as well as stimulating interest in the subject as a whole.
Warwickshire Library and Information Service offers library services to anyone living or working in Warwickshire. Membership is free. Services include access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction material for all ages in large print and audio. Books in languages other than English are available along with e-books and e-audio books. Books can be ordered and renewed on-line, 24 hours a day.
Warwickshire Local History Society was founded in 1965 to promote the study of local history in Warwickshire, and does this by lectures and publications. The society meets 10 times a year, to hear speakers or to visit sites of historical interest. It publishes Warwickshire History and a Bulletin, which are distributed free to members twice a year.
The Warwickshire Railways' website is created for the railway enthusiast, local historian and railway modeller by fellow enthusiasts. It is dedicated to the research, study and recording of the history of Warwickshire's railways from 1837 to circa 1970 and to publish and disseminate all such information through the website.
Warwickshire is a county known for its leafy lanes, sleepy villages, and the bustle of its vibrant market towns. Warwickshire’s heritage stretches back for centuries as you would imagine – as you will find on a visit to Roman Alcester, the castles at Warwick and Kenilworth, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Northern Warwickshire’s links with George Eliot, or Rugby’s sporting history.
Windows on Warwickshire aims to promote access to historic collections representing the very best of Warwickshire’s heritage, culture and personalities. The project web site contains over 10,000 fascinating items – many made available in digital format for the first time.