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 July 2012


  • 12th July 2012
And the rest is history…

Regular visitors to this blog may have noticed that it has undergone a slight change, as we have relaunched the blog with the new name ‘Explore the Past’. The original blog ‘Worcestershire Archives on the Move’ was designed to inform our users of our progress throughout the move of the Record Office and History Centre to our...

  • 6th July 2012
The things you find hidden under stairs

Visitors to The Hive may have noticed something quite unusual under the main staircase, which is in fact a reconstructed Roman oven. This exciting feature has been installed in the building to give a glimpse into the work of the Archaeology Service. The oven structure was discovered during the archaeological excavation at The Hive in 2008,...

  • 5th July 2012
A new beginning

The Hive opened its doors for the first time on Monday and since then we have been welcoming a whole host of users, new and existing, into our service. It has been really enjoyable to see how people are reacting to the service and to hear the positive comments that people have about The Hive...

  • 2nd July 2012
We’re Open

After years of planning, and months of hard work by our very dedicated staff we have finally reopened Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service at The Hive! We’re all excited and nervous in equal measure to see what the public and all our existing users think of the new service. The Hive offers a fantastic opportunity...