Sewing machine

The West Midlands was a centre for industry during the 19th century, leading the world in industrial design and innovation. As a result, the region was dubbed the 'Workshop of the World'. Now you can explore the workshop for yourself and so discover some of the West Midlands' most fascinating innovations. How to use Workshop of the World Choose an item from the list of inventions. You will be presented with a picture of the item and some interesting facts about it. You will also find a list of connections - use the links in this list to explore the relationships between the region's inventions.