West Midlands

Plan your day out in the West Midlands! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire.

a photo of a copper plate and a plate fixed to a boards as part of a display by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial

Neil Brownsword gets Re-Apprenticed at the British Ceramics Biennial

The artisans of the factory floor are celebrated by Neil Brownsword at the British Ceramics Biennial as he re-apprentices himself to a flower maker, master engraver and painter.

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Six of the best from the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent

The British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent features the work of over 150 artists, most of them exhibiting in the city's old Spode Factory. Richard Moss chooses his six favourites.

A photo of a skeleton found at a brownfield building site in Lichfield by Archaeology Warwickshire

Pristine pilgrim skeletons found in Staffordshire could have been followers of medieval saint

A set of 50 “pristine” medieval skeletons have been found at a pilgrimage site where devotees of St Chad, the 7th century saint, travelled to be close to his Lichfield Cathedral tomb.

A photo of a large gallery space in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery showcasing works by Andy Warhol and William Morris

Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol meet in Birmingham thanks to Jeremy Deller

Pitting bright and colourful masterpieces by Warhol against huge, rare tapestries by Morris, the spectacular Love is Enough is in its final month at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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Ten precious objects from the Wedgwood Collection

Nine precious ceramic pieces and one painting from the revitalised Wedgwood Museum as it opens at the World of Wedgwood - part of the £34 million redevelopment of the Wedgwood Estate in......

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Archaeologists find "time capsule" of Second World War rubble at Coventry Cathedral

Archaeologists say the interior of the devastated Coventry Cathedral was placed into a small space of carved masonry during its rebuilding, hidden alongside two Victorian vaults.

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A guide to Arts and Crafts venues across the West Midlands and the Cotswolds

As Compton Verney opens a brace of Arts and Crafts exhibitions and reveals its William Morris-inspired garden, we take a look at the numerous Arts and Crafts you can explore in the West Midlands and......

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RAF Museum Cosford takes delivery of VC10 serial number XR808

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808, has arrived at the museum's airfield following a final road trip along the M6 motorway.

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Art meets industry as David Nash sculpture launches art season at Coalbrookdale

Three Black Humps, a new work by award-winning artist David Nash will go on display at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron this June marking the launch of Shifting Worlds, a contemporary art programme.

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