Museums, local and family history

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  • County Record Office

    Warwickshire County Record Office is involved in safeguarding, managing and developing Warwickshire’s archives so that they can be accessed, interpreted and enjoyed by all those with an interest in Warwickshire’s past and its people.

  • Field archaeology and ecology

    View historical and biological information on sites and finds or get advice on the Archaeological and Ecological implications of development and other land-use change.

  • Copy birth, marriage and death certificates

    Order copies of certificates online for births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in Warwickshire since 1837. Alternatively, you can order by post or in person.

  • George Eliot collection

    Facsimile and transcripts of the George Eliot collection. Mary Ann Evans became famous as the novelist George Eliot. She was born in 1819 at South Farm on the Arbury estate near Nuneaton

  • Heritage Education

    The Heritage Education team uses the collections of Warwickshire Museum Service and the County Record Office to make the heritage of Warwickshire accessible.


  • Local studies and family history services at libraries

    Books for loan and reference, newspapers, maps and illustrations as well as advice, courses and enquiry service.


  • Museums

    Information about museums, collections, events and activities in Warwickshire.

  • Time Trail

    Here you can access information about your heritage. Search through our database of known archaeological sites and finds to learn what has been discovered in your neighbourhood.

  • Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked

    We provide safe storage for and access to almost 900 years of Warwickshire’s documentary past. Our records range from parchment deeds and illuminated manuscripts through to maps, photographs and film, as well as large volumes and ledgers recording the business and administrative activities of the county.

  • Windows on Warwickshire

    Explore the interactive web site to learn about Warwickshire’s fascinating heritage, culture and personalities.

  • Working Lives

    Bowler hats, fezzes, Concorde’s nose, sheepskin coats, banners, ribbons, chimney pots, drainage pipes, shoes, bricks for the Empire State Building, car parts, needles, knickers – all made in Nuneaton and Bedworth throughout the 20th century. The memories of people involved have been recorded and made available for all.

Museums, local and family history was last updated on September 11, 2014.