Welcome to BWAS-online, website for the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society.

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.
If you are not already a member, follow this link to find out how to join.

PLEASE NOTE: Find out more about our 2021-22 Lecture Series under our ‘events’ tab. If for any reason we are unable to meet in person we shall resume virtual lectures via Zoom. We are also hoping to hold a summer excursion subject to any ongoing Covid 19 restrictions on social gatherings.