The Hive is now closed until further notice due to the current public health situation.

You can still contact us with enquiries via our Contact Us page and download a free guide to our on-line resources here.

Please be aware that we will not have access to original documents until The Hive re-opens. When we have any information about re-opening we will update you via the Explore The Past website and our social media.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding at this time.

Archive

Posts from March 2012


  • 26th March 2012
We’ve finished the first phase of our move

We have now finished moving all of the archive collections out of our County Hall branch that were due to come straight to The Hive. There are still a few things left to be collected by the specialist document treatment company we are using, but for now our hard-working removal company have completed the first...

  • 19th March 2012
Beyond the City Wall

The Heritage Lottery Funded project work on the Worcester City Archives is now coming to an end and to celebrate Justin Hughes and Beth Roper, Outreach Workers have been working on an opening exhibition for the studio space in the Hive, called ‘Beyond the City Wall’. The exhibition will chart the history of the ground...

  • 14th March 2012
A video tour of Worcestershire History Centre

Our History Centre branch will close for the final time on 21st April in order that staff and the sources there be moved to join us at The Hive. Here is a little video tour to tell you more about what is held there that you will soon be able to use at The Hive, and...

  • 10th March 2012
History Centre Memories Exhibition

Here at the History Centre we are preparing for our move to The Hive at the end of April. We will be closing to the public for the final time on Saturday 21st of April and to mark this occasion, we are putting together an exhibition of memories of the History Centre. We are asking people...

  • 10th March 2012
Our new searchroom is starting to take shape

All of the contents of our searchroom at the County Hall branch have now moved and are being shelved in their new locations at The Hive. We are starting to see the searchroom taking shape and are a step closer to being ready to welcome our first customers in the summer.   Here are some before and after photographs of...