Visit the Workshop of the World

There are many museums in the West Midlands where you will find out more about the industries that made this region the Workshop of the World.


Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

A collection of classic and vehicles including trams, buses, fire engines, cars and motorbikes.


Birmingham & Midland Museum of Motor Transport

An extensive collection of old buses, battery electric vehicles and a miniature steam railway.


Coventry Transport Museum

The largest collection of British Road Transport in the world.


Gladstone Pottery Museum

The only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china.


National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum is one of the largest motorcycle dedicated museums in the world.


Nuneaton Museum

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery contains exhibitions relating to local history and the area's contribution to ribbon making.


The Pen Museum

A museum based in the Jewellery Quarter dedicated to the city's pen manufacturing industry.


The Story of Drayton

A museum that tells the story of Market Drayton and its inhabitants. This includes making iron goods both for agriculture and the domestic market.


The Transport Museum, Wythall

Extensive collections of buses, battery electric vehicles and a miniature steam railway.


The Waterworks Museum

The Waterworks Museum, Hereford, has a unique display of engines, pumps and equipment which make the story of drinking water spring to life.



Thinktank, the Birmingham science museum, explores the city of 1000 trades and its contributions to science and industry - past, present and future.


Walsall Leather Museum

Discover why Walsall became the British leathergoods capital in this working museum, housed in a restored leather factory.


Whitchurch Heritage Centre

Discover the local history of Whitchurch - for many years the centre of Cheshire cheese production.


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