Events

Behind the Scenes Tour – Civil War
  • 22/01/2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6

Come with us behind the scenes to explore parts of the The Hive you don’t normally get to visit, as well as seeing documents and archaeological finds from our collection that are all about the Civil War. Coincides with our display on Level 2.

First Steps in House History
  • 06/02/2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person.
First Steps in Family History
  • 06/02/2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people.
Explore House History
  • 13/02/2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The Hive
    £16

Are you interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this 3 hour workshop to find out about the resources we hold that can help you discover more about a building’s past.

We’ll use 2 examples buildings, an ‘ordinary’ semi-detached house in St John’s and Malvern railway stations, to highlight what might be available.

Explore the Past – Behind the Scenes Tour
  • 19/02/2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6

Come with us on a behind the Scenes tour to see the places the public don’t normally get to see.

  • Visit the Archive strongrooms and see ‘treasures’ such as a letter from the Titanic and Shakespeare’s marriage bond.
  • See the conservation studio and see what Conservator does to look after our documents.
  • Handle archaeological finds which have been dug up by our archaeologists.
Hands on History
  • 20/02/2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Hive
    Free

Hands on history and archaeology activities for children and families in the children’s library. Free, just drop in.

Explore Maps
  • 24/02/2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Hive
    £20

It is said that all good adventures begin with a map! Join us for a workshop on maps, find out about the different types we hold, the information they reveal and how to search for and use them here in The Hive.

 

Starting Family History
  • 25/02/2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Hive
    £22

Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? Our popular three-part workshop will explain how to get started, key tips, the main sources you will need and a chance to put it into practice by having a go online during the sessions.

The 3 sessions are 25th Feb,  3rd March and 17th March.

First Steps in House History
  • 05/03/2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person.
First Steps in Family History
  • 05/03/2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people.
Hive Archaeology Tour
  • 21/03/2020
    11:00 am - 12:45 pm
    The Hive
    £6
Come on this tour in and around The Hive to discover how the site has changed over time, from a Roman street to Civil War defences and Victorian cattle market. See finds from the excavation and explore the history features hidden within the building’s design.
First Steps in House History
  • 02/04/2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person.
First Steps in Family History
  • 02/04/2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people.
Project Ideas and Advice
  • 03/04/2020 - 04/04/2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The Hive
    Free

Considering a project on the history, buildings, or archaeology of your area? Over the years, we’ve helped archaeological, historical, civic and parish groups with a wide range of heritage projects. Whether you’ve just had an idea or are in the final stages of planning, we’re happy to chat about the next steps and support we can offer – from talking through ideas to funding applications, accessing resource, running oral history, research or archaeological workshops and much more.

Book your slot with us by email (explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk) or phone 01905 766352

First Steps in House History
  • 07/05/2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person
First Steps in Family History
  • 07/05/2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people.
Introduction to Reading Latin in Parish Records
  • 18/05/2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The Hive
    £15
A workshop for those beginning to read Latin documents for their research. It’s led by one of our archivists using the parish registers. As well as looking at some of the background to the records and the use of Latin, you’ll get the chance to have a go at translating some typical parish records.

The session will focus on reading the documents rather than teaching Latin, so participants should already have some basic Latin knowledge.

First Steps in House History
  • 04/06/2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £6 per person
First Steps in Family History
  • 04/06/2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Hive
    £6
These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people.
Archive Day
  • 06/06/2020
    12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Hive
    £12

Following our popular Archaeology Day we are having an Archive version with talks about recent research and stories from our archives, as well as the chance to find out more about using the archives.

Booking details will come out soon, along with details of the event.

Introduction to Palaeography – Secretary Hand
  • 08/06/2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    The Hive
    £15
Find out about Secretary Hand with one of our archivists. Using various examples from the archives we’ll go through the basics of reading documents from the 16th and 17th centuries which used this style of handwriting.