Birmingham City Council

Web sites for Birmingham's Heritage

 logo for Midlands Historical Data Midlands Historical Data
This is a project to make digital copies of a collection of rare old books, maps, photographs and documents relating to the West Midlands available in a format suitable for searching and viewing online. Free to view in Birmingham Libraries. Charges apply when viewing records from other sites.

One City - Many Stories - making known some of the experiences and histories of Birmingham's different communities.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The BM&AG site uses video, sound and multimedia to allows users to interact with the Museum and Art Gallery collections. Almost one hundred works of art can be explored under the magnifying glass, and there are virtual reality and video clips of popular museums and galleries.

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Birmingham Stories
Created by Thinktank, Birmingham's science museum, in partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Stories allows you to explore interactive galleries from the comfort of your own sofa. Crammed with remarkable stories, this website is brought to life with multimedia clips and interactive challenges.

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Birmingham Lives - The Carl Chinn Archive
Based on the Carl Chinn Birmingham Peoples History Archive, this website brings together a growing collection of letters, poems, photographs, oral histories plus a range of memorabilia and ephemera to evoke the day-to-day lives of working-class Brummies.

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Historical Directories
The University of Leicester's New Opportunities Fund project to create a digital library of 18th, 19th and early 20th century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Directories of counties and towns are among the most important sources for local and genealogical studies. They include lists of names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants. Now freely available online and including a powerful search engine.

Digital Handsworth
A multimedia resource guide to the history of the community focussed on the ancient parish of Handsworth. Digitised images, historical information and interactive learning journeys. Something for everyone.

 Davenport Davenport's Brewery
The history of Davenport's Brewery, Bath Row, Birmingham

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Digital Ladywood
This site records the life and times of people living on the five estates making up Attwood Green and also the wider area of Ladywood.

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A Ramble Round Old Birmingham
- from the Ludwig von Mises Institute website.




Birmingham Back to Backs - a scheme that rescued and restored a courtyard of back to back houses in the city centre. It was organised by the Birmingham Conservation Trust and is now run by the National Trust.

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Birmingham Heritage Forum
This is the website for the BIRMINGHAM HERITAGE FORUM, a voluntary association of public and private groups and individuals interested in the heritage of Birmingham. This site will help you to plan your visits to Birmingham to experience its rich heritage of historical buildings, beautiful gardens, wonderful churches and industrial past.

Revolutionary Players
The history of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands between the years 1700 and 1830. A project supported by the New Opportunities Fund, including material from archives, museums and libraries.

Please note We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.