Birmingham City Council

Special maps collections in Birmingham Archives and Heritage

Birmingham Archives and Heritage hold a number of special collections of maps and plans, primarily of Birmingham and the West Midlands area. Some were created by individuals, and then purchased by the library, some have been donated. Some form part of national collections, for example old Ordnance Survey maps in the Skett collection; some are individual maps or plans produced or collected by a researcher interested in a particular topic.

Many of the collections are large. We have chosen a few samples from each. Please select the links below to discover more.


Whitwell maps collection

Bickley maps collection


This page is being developed, more collections will be added on the new Library of Birmingham website.