Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

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Latest news


  • 22nd June 2018
Elgar Archives – Q & A

We’ve received a lot of support for the Elgar archives coming to The Hive and remaining in Worcestershire, and we are very grateful to everyone who has sent letters of support, signed the petition and helped in other ways. A few questions have been asked, and we thought it may be helpful to share some...

  • 20th June 2018
Vesta Tilley Trail

Worcester music hall star Vesta Tilley is the subject of the latest trail leaflet from Worcestershire World War 100. You can follow the trail to visit places in the city which have connections to Vesta’s childhood and professional life. This joins the existing Woodbine Willie Trail which has been very popular. Vesta Tilley was born...

  • 18th June 2018
Elgar Archive Update – 18th June 2018

We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve received since the news that Edward Elgar’s archive is being moved from the Elgar Birthplace Museum to the British Library and not to Worcestershire’s county archives here in The Hive as we had hoped. Thank you very much!   We want to update you on the latest...