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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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 Cotswolds.

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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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Anglo-Saxon warrior splendour: The "extremely significant" new finds from the Staffordshire Hoard

Carried out with a £400,000 grant from Historic England, Birmingham Museums Trust and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery say their new research is “like a giant jigsaw puzzle".

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Summer of Archaeology: Excavations to begin at estate with Anglo-Saxon roots and 12th century chapel

The National Trust is preparing to begin its Summer of Archaeology project at Brockhampton Estate, the Herefordshire site built by a family recognised in a 12th century charter.

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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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