The Warwickshire Museum collects, safeguards and makes accessible artefacts, specimens and associated information which we hold in trust. The Museum also promotes the conservation of Warwickshire’s natural and cultural heritage. We work for the benefit of the whole community, present and future, to enable exploration, inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
Our collections cover archaeology, social history, geology and natural history. Their roots lie within the nineteenth century collecting activities of the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society and they are still being added to, today.
The Museum Service currently displays and interprets its collections at three sites which provide a gateway to our services. The iconic seventeenth century Market Hall Museum, in Warwick’s Market Place, houses displays and exhibitions relating to our collections of archaeology, geology and natural history specimens. many of our staff are also based here, to assist with your enquiries.
Also in Warwick, St John’s House is a Jacobean mansion housing reconstructions of a Victorian kitchen, parlour and classroom. It includes displays of costume and musical instruments, and a discovery room for the under 5s.
The town of Alcester’s Roman past is displayed and interpreted at Roman Alcester, which opened in 2005.