Warwickshire Museum Field Services, based at The Butts, Warwick, comprises the County's
Archaeological and Ecological Teams.
The Archaeological Advice and Information Group looks after the County Sites and Monuments Record, a
comprehensive database of information about the thousands of archaeological sites in Warwickshire. This record, which is available for public consultation by appointment, underpins the advice given
to a wide range of organisations and individuals about the management and interpretation of the county's historic environment; this includes the formal advice given to District Planning Authorities
and other agencies concerned with changes in land use which may have an impact upon archaeological sites and historic landscapes.
Archaeological Projects Group undertakes research, excavations and surveys. Much of this work is undertaken as part of the Planning process, and may consist of evaluation of sites in order to inform
planning decisions, or in order to record sites which would be damaged or destroyed by development.
The Ecology Unit runs the Warwickshire
Biological Record Centre, a database of information on nature conservation sites in the county. Together with the species record held in the Market Hall Museum the Warwickshire Biological Record Centre
is the most comprehensive database on wildlife in the county. We collect information on habitats and species from many sources - including our own surveys and local enthusiasts. The Ecology Unit
provides an information service to individuals and organisations, including public utilities, consultants and local interest groups. Advice on nature conservation issues is also provided including the
formal advice given to some county council and district council departments. We work in partnership with many of these organisations to help safeguard the county's natural heritage.
A record of nearly 1800 geological sites in Warwickshire, termed the Geological Localities Record Centre, is held at the Market Hall Museum