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 April 2012


  • 27th April 2012
Packing up the History Centre

We have had a busy week checking and labelling the books in local studies collection, as well as our microfilms and maps. The searchroom is starting to look very different as many of the shelves are empty and we are surrounded by labelled boxes! It feels like our move is really happening now! Here are...

  • 24th April 2012
What does the History Centre mean to you?

The History Centre closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, 21st April: It was nice to see lots of familiar faces on our last day, and to meet some new ones too! All the staff would like to thank everyone who has supported the work of the History Centre over the past 11...

  • 23rd April 2012
Video tour at The Hive… Part 2

Things have been busy here at the Archive Service lately, with our History Centre closing to the public for the final time on Saturday 21st April. They will now be working hard to pack up everything ready to move to The Hive to join the rest of the service. Remember, we will be back open...

  • 10th April 2012
Video tour at The Hive… part one

We’re back with another of our video tours. This time we are taking you around the new strongrooms at The Hive. You will see that the shelves have now been filled, although there is still plenty of work for us to do to get them all in order and ready for when we open in...