Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society

Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society

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  • Museums / heritage

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The Society was founded in 1870 and our first inaugural lecture was held on November 10th of that year. Since the outset, the Society has been affiliated to the Birmingham and Midland Institute. It later became the Birmingham Archaeological Society but with the publication of its centenary volume No. 84 (1967-70) it became known as the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society (BWAS).

The Society aims to support and raise the profile of the region’s archaeological heritage, providing a monthly lecture series, annual transactions and many other benefits to members. Membership is only £20 per year for individuals, and each subscription contributes to supporting the archaeology of Birmingham and Warwickshire.


From October to April we run a monthly lecture featuring archaeology from the region or a nationally important site. We publish an annual journal including papers about archaeological sites investigated in the region, and support the publication of projects where funding is limited. 

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