Detail from the exterior of of the Wedgwood Institute in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

Midlands Highlights

Explore the stories below to see a range of projects and news from our work across the Midlands. Check back each month for new events and follow us on Twitter @HE_Midlands for our latest news.

View along 500 metre long railway viaduct built from 1878 to 1879. It is a lattice ironwork structure, one of only two in the country.

Heritage at Risk 2019

This year, 78 Midlands sites at risk of being lost have been added to the Heritage at Risk Register while 59 historic sites have been saved.

The ceramic Lady Godiva Clock installed on the side of Broadgate House, Coventry.

Coventry's Colourful Tile Trail

The history of Coventry is as colourful as the stunning mosaics that make up the tile trail, captured in a new booklet to accompany a walking tour.

Whitacre Pumping Station on a summer's evening, with a brilliant blue sky in the background.

Whitacre Pumping Station has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register

Spotlight on Whitacre Pumping station, a Victorian building that has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2018.

New Coventry Cathedral. Grade I listed in 1988 (Basil Spence & Partners, 1951−62) © Historic England

Using heritage as a catalyst

Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry are set to be transformed by heritage.

Snodhill Castle - general view of motte and keep from the north west

Snodhill Castle Has Been Saved!

Thanks to £650,000 in funding from Historic England, along with the hard work of volunteers from the Snodhill Castle Preservation Trust.

Little girl in school uniform holding a sheet of paper with her own letter outside the scaffolded Flaxmill Maltings.

Time Capsule at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A handmade brick, artwork and letters and poems by local children have been placed into a time capsule at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

Public Baths, Moseley Road, Birmingham

Grant for Moseley Road Baths

Historic England grants £659,448 to Birmingham City Council to pay for urgent repairs to the Gala Pool roof.

A group of about 20 Year 1 children posing for a group photo in front of Alice Hawkins statue in Leicester.

Celebrating a Centenary of Suffrage

The struggle for democracy has been a major theme for Heritage Schools this term. Find out what's been happening in the East Midlands area.

A member of core ROH staff viewing an exhibition of prints at Birmingham's Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Kids Celebrate Hospital Bicentenary

In Birmingham, Bournville Juniors and St Brigid’s Catholic Primary supported the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s Bicentenary celebrations.

A man and woman stand on a pavement on the Strand in Derby shaking hands

Retail Revitalised in Derby

Once one of England’s poorest-performing retail areas, Derby's historic centre is now an award-winning shopping destination.

Victorian ‘Lincrusta’ wallpaper on the ceiling of the Blue Room, photographed during repairs

Revival of Buxton Crescent

New grant of £125,000 from Historic England to help complete the restoration of Buxton's iconic Crescent.

Typhoo Tea Packing Works, Bordesley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands.
General view from west.

Uncovering Digbeth

Discover Digbeth which charts the history of Birmingham from the medieval period to the present day.

The Wardwick, in Derby Cathedral Quarter

Derby Cathedral Quarter: Investment Scoops National Award

Find out how partnership work in the city centre conservation area has helped Derby scoop a national award.