Worcestershire Heritage Day – Sat 16 July

  • 24th June 2022

We are pleased to be hosting a Worcestershire Heritage Day on Saturday 16th July, as part of The Hive at Ten events marking 10 years since The Hive opened.

To celebrate this milestone, local heritage venues and organisations will be joining us between 10am and 4pm with displays and activities. There’ll be lots to see and do throughout the day, including activities for families and children.

Sandpit archaeological excavation!

Activities on the day includes

  • 25 stalls on Level 0 to visit
  • Archaeological Finds Display
  • Exhibitions
  • See our conservation in action working on our documents
  • View archive film footage of Worcestershire in The Studio – on loop all day
  • Sandpit excavation and quill writing for families in Children’s Library
  • Talks and tours through the day
  • Meet re-enactors
  • Bring your archive and research questions
  • Rock and fossil quiz
  • bring small archaeological items for identification
  • Before The Hive exhibition on Level 2


We’ll have talks or tours on the hour in the Glass room on Level 0. You can reserve a place beforehand, with remaining places available on the day. Click on the specific talk link which takes you to the booking page.

10am – official opening by Worcester’s Mayor, and then Worcestershire Treasures with Paul Hudson (WAAS)

11am – Greyfriars – the stories behind the façade

12pm – Worcester Porcelain: A City Heritage Success Story with Colin Millett (Royal Worcester Museum)

1pm – Hive Archaeology Tour with Nina O’Hare (WAAS)

2pm – Archives & Photos from Worcester News with Chris Wilkinson (Worcester Civic Society)


  • Worcester Tourist Information Centre
  • Tudor House
  • Worcester City HER,
  • St Swithins
  • Worcestershire Archaeological Society,
  • Gloving project
  • Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club
  • University of Worcester – Special Collections and History Dept
  • Earth Heritage Trust
  • Geologists in the Geopark
  • The Infirmary
  • George Marshall Medical Museum
  • Worcester Civic Society
  • Discover History
  • Malvern Family History Society
  • North Worcestershire Archaeology Group
  • South Worcestershire Archaeology Group
  • Friends of Worcestershire Archives
  • Museum of Royal Worcester
  • NT Greyfriars
  • Worcestershire Yeomanry Museum
  • Battle of Worcester Society
  • Worcester Re-enactors
  • Worcestershire Industrial & Local History Society
  • Glove Affair Project
  • Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service

You can drop in throughout the day! Talks can be booked.

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