Migration Stories North West (2021-24) is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

The project involves a partnership of five organisations across North West England, supported by historians and heritage organisations from around the region. Each partner is working with local adults and young people to research and document histories of migration in and out of the North West from the Roman period to the present day.

Our project outputs demonstrate how the North West has always been a place of migration, where people have moved in to and out from other parts of the British Isles and other parts of the world as a result of conflict, colonialism and trade, as well as in search of work, educational opportunities or a better life.

Around 100 personal stories of migration have been documented by teams of volunteer researchers and school groups from across the region. You can view these as interactive storymaps on our Stories page here.