Situated in the centre of Warwick. The museum opened on Saturday and was very busy. We returned Wednesday to see the dinosaur exhibit outside. Our 6 year old grandson enjoyed... read more
The Museum, celebrates the stories of Warwickshire and its people and has...
The Museum, celebrates the stories of Warwickshire and its people and has been refurbished thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the support of heritage, natural history and community groups from across the county.
Explore our new galleries, discover treasures from Warwickshire’s collections and archives, and enjoy a tour of this historic, landmark building reimagined for our next generation of visitors.
New accessible technology has been integrated into the museum and a themed approach that focuses on ‘Made Here, Getting Here and Living Here’ has been adopted.
The refurbished gallery reflects the life and times of Warwickshire from ancient times to the present day.
The visitors’ route starts on the ground floor, featuring Warwickshire’s most recent history, from the birth of the museum in 1836, to the present day.
The exhibits include examples of locally manufactured items, collections that people have made, modern wildlife and iconic pieces from the Museum’s collections including the iconic Giant Irish Deer skeleton, a full-sized replica of the Wilmcote Plesiosaur skeleton and the Warwickshire Bear. There is also have a small cinema showing short films on local life and events.
The first floor covers the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in Warwickshire to 1836 and elsewhere visitors will also explore Warwickshire’s Roman roots and even the unique remains of a Warwickshire dinosaur.
Visit the Cafe and shop