The Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society (WIAS) was formed in 1989 with the aim of promoting the study, recording and preservation of the industrial archaeology of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Society is affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The main activity of the Society is the regular monthly meeting, with talks by visiting speakers, although additional visits to sites within Warwickshire and beyond are arranged on an occasional basis. The Society has a thriving membership – from dedicated specialists to enthusiastic amateurs – and is always keen to welcome new members. If you would like to come along as a visitor first please do so. We suggest a voluntary donation of £3.00 to cover refreshments. The WIAS website welcomes contributions & comments. All issues of the WIAS newsletter are available and are added quarterly. Copies of the WIAS original publication, RETORT, have also been added. There is a comprehensive list of WIAS events and other meetings of interest. You can now follow WIAS on Facebook and jAlbum.

Join Us

New members are always very welcome. Come along as a visitor first for an enjoyable evening out or become a WIAS member straight away. You can sign up at any of our monthly meetings, join online or via our printable application form. The membership year commences on the 1st September for 12 months and is £20 per person or £26 for two people at the same address. To join WIAS click here.

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WIAS Meetings

From September 2023, meetings are held in the Warwick Prep School Hall, Banbury Rd, Warwick, CV34 6PL. Access is off the Banbury Rd. The Prep School Hall is on the ground floor and has a large amount of adjacent parking spaces plus six disabled spaces. WIAS looks forward to welcoming everyone old and new on the second Thursday of each month, (September to November and March to June), starting at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. There is a sales table with a variety of books and refreshments are available. For directions click here. December, January and February meetings are held via “ZOOM”.

Hybrid & Zoom

“Bringing WIAS to the comfort of your armchair” Since Covid-19, WIAS has been making more use of technology. Our monthly meetings have now resumed at Warwick School. These meetings are “hybrid” and offer the option to attend in person or follow on the ZOOM platform – the best of both worlds! For full programme details click here.


If you would like to make a voluntary contribution towards WIAS running costs you will be most welcome. To visit our donations page where you can use PayPal, bank transfer or print off a paper form click here.

“Bringing WIAS to the comfort of your armchair”

We hope that we can boost our ZOOM audience amongst members who have preferred not to use it before. Help and advice is readily available – please get in touch. If you haven’t joined a ZOOM meeting before please consider giving it a try and enjoying an evening of I.A.

Non – Members are very welcome at Live meetings and ‘ZOOM’ meetings. If you would like to join a ‘ZOOM’ meeting please complete our simple form at this link. WIAS suggests a voluntary donation of £3 for non-members to assist with running costs.


A simple guide on how to access ZOOM is available to download at this link