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.

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Archaeologists find "fantastic" wooden butter churn and stakes used by Pagan tribe in medieval Staffordshire

Archaeologists who have moved hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth during a Network Rail dig say they have found artefacts from the time of the Staffordshire Hoard.

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Bone saws, surgeon chairs and scalpels: See the 19th century exhibits once used at Worcester's Infirmary

Ahead of the Infirmary's Museums at Night 2015 event, we take a look at 11 exhibits from the venue and the nearby Elgar Birthplace Museum in Worcestershire.

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Archaeologists who found wounded knight among 2,500 bodies at Hereford Cathedral to release book

A new book, Death in the Close, will give a murder mystery-style literary account of the archaeological excavation which revealed 2,500 bodies around Hereford Cathedral.

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Infirmary murder mystery leads to Edward Elgar Museum

A murder mystery trail will link two of Gloucester's best venues for Museums at Night 2015: The Infirmary and the Elgar Birthplace Museum.

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Archaeologists find remains of French-born wounded Norman knight near Hereford Cathedral

Archaeologists who excavated hundreds of buried bodies near Hereford Cathedral say a knight bearing unhealed wounds would have been a "very tough" individual.

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"Pay for it and shut up": Ikon Gallery to auction works by "greatest hits" artists

Former Turner Prize nominee George Shaw has been singing the praises of Ikon Gallery, in Birmingham, ahead of an exhibition and auction featuring works by dozens of leading artists.

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Archaeologists find layout of hidden medieval town beneath car park site in Dudley

12th century pottery and the remains of a medieval town have been found by archaeologists carrying out work as part of a proposed £2.5 million car park in the West Midlands town.

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Music Museum in Coventry's 2-Tone Village plans expansion after attracting thousands of fans

The museum based in Coventry's 2-Tone Village is looking for a name and sponsor for three new galleries in a neighbouring building following 15 months of success.

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FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall explores the art of found photography

Seven artists who transform, cut, embellish and rework found images are exploring themes of loss, memory, mass cultural experience and socially-constructed hierarchies at New Art Gallery Walsall.

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