Dating from the Ice Ages to the 21st century, our collections tell the story of the communities, individuals, buildings and landscapes of historic Worcestershire. They include over 12 miles of archives, more than 60,000 records of archaeology, and at least 20,000 local studies, archives and archaeology reference books.
Our collections include the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. They tell us about the everyday lives of people and their communities as well as about dreadful and wonderful events, special buildings and famous people. For example, the documents we hold about William Shakespeare have, with collections in other institutions, recently been added to the UNESCO International Memory of the World. They help to document the everyday life of an extraordinary person.
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