It has been four years since Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service opened at The Hive, and during that time we have been monitoring use of the service and receiving lots of feedback. The result of this is that Level 2 of The Hive will be changing soon…
The main change is that the public Archaeology office – where customers access the Historic Environment Record (HER) – will be moving out onto the public area of Level 2. This will help to provide a seamless Archive and Archaeology service to customers and highlight the use of the resources for local information and research. This will help the resources to be much more accessible to customers onsite at The Hive who may not have used the HER before.
The microfilm and PC area will also change, taking into account customer feedback that we have received over the years. We will be bringing the microfilm readers closer to the archive enquiry desk and to the original archive area and the aim is to create a cosier, more comfortable space (without losing functionality) and address some of the practical issues such as sunlight shining on the microfilm screens.
To facilitate the move, there will be no public access to the HER after 23rd September and the team will be available in their new location on 10th October. In the meantime, we can be contacted via our website.
We look forward to seeing you in the new look Explore the Past!