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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Let our experts guide and support you through funding applications to enable your community to discover its people, history and landscapes.

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Use our in-house and remote resources and specialist advice to support your research project or uncover your Worcestershire family stories.

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We provide specialist archaeological services for developers as well as conservation and digitisation services for your archive collections.

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Latest news


  • 20th April 2019
The Charles Archive: Timber Framed Trails

Two timber-framed trails, inspired by the life and work of local architects F.W.B ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles have been created as part of the Historic England funded Charles Archive Project. Freddie and Mary’s pioneering architectural practice recorded and conserved many of the counties most iconic timber-framed buildings, including the Great Barn of Bredon and The...

  • 10th April 2019
Explore Archives – Wills

Our 2019 series of Exploring Archives workshops will begin with Wills on Wednesday 24th April. Wills are a fascinating but underused source in our collections, which can help with family, local or house history. They are also a great source of stories. One of our wills has the earliest mention of a fountain pen. Another...

  • 9th April 2019
The Friends are back online!

The Friends of Worcestershire Archives are pleased to announce that anyone interested in our activities and events can now find out more about us at https://www.explorethepast.co.uk/about-us/support-us/. After a few problems with our previous website, The Friends of Worcestershire Archives are delighted to announce that information about us is now back online!   You can find us...