Exhibitions and collections

Discover the fascinating story of Warwickshire’s heritage and culture through artefacts, archives and exhibitions.

Emperor Moth

Find out about present and future exhibitions at the Warwickshire Museums and the current galleries and displays.

Uncover the wonders of some of the thousands of historic objects and documents in our Warwickshire County Record Office and Museum collections, covering everything from geology to genealogy!

Explore Warwickshire’s social history, archaeology and natural history collections, as well as some of the remarkable documents which all have their part in telling the Warwickshire story through time.

Keep up to date with forthcoming exhibitions and get the latest news from our galleries.

  • Displaying a Warwickshire Plesiosaur

    Among our geological collections there are a number of Jurassic reptile skeletons – the remains of ‘sea-dragons’ known as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. Start your journey here…

  • Social History Exhibitions – The Cyril Hobbins Collection

    Large or small, complicated or simple, colourful or plain, toys made from wood have been popular with children of all ages since ancient times. View the collection here…

  • Social History Exhibitions – Made to move

    All of these toys were made to move. Some are very simple and move when you push or pull them. Others are more complicated and are powered by clockwork mechanisms. Come and play…

  • Devils’ toenails in Warwickshire

    Fossil shells known as Gryphaea (pronounced ‘gry-fee-a’) or ‘Devils’ toenails’ are commonly found in fields, gardens, and old quarries in southern and eastern Warwickshire. Discover more here…

  • Social History of Warwickshire

    The Social History collection reflects the lives of Warwickshire people over the last 300 years. It includes costume and textiles, dolls and toys, and a variety of everyday objects. Learn more here…

  • Warwickshire’s Jurassic past

    Much of southern Warwickshire is underlain by layers of clay, limestone, sandstone and ironstone dating back to the Jurassic Period. The rock beds are occasionally seen in quarries, roads cutting… [read more]

  • Social History Exhibitions – Going to School

    By 1900, at the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, most children in Warwickshire attended Elementary Schools. Go back to school…

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