Warwickshire Museum has wide-ranging collections, providing evidence for our county’s past and present human and animal inhabitants, habitats and environments. Today, we collect within the fields of archaeology, geology, social history and natural history, as well as supporting information such as books, maps and other records.
Our collections allow us to reconstruct Warwickshire’s past and present in a range of ways:
They also help us to understand the importance of special sites and how best to conserve and promote them. You can find out more about how we do this here:
- Geology – conservation of heritage under threat
- Ecology – ecology, biodiversity and conservation
- Archaeology – historic environment record services
Our geology collections, for example, have helped us to reconstruct Warwickshire’s 600 million-year history, as what is now central England has drifted slowly across the face of the Earth. Our natural history collections provide an important measure of past and present biodiversity, and information on the people associated with collecting.