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Archives and Archaeology in Worcestershire

Explore the Past is Worcestershire County Council’s Archive and Archaeology Service. From our base at The Hive, Worcester, we care for Worcestershire’s past for the benefit of present and future generations. Our friendly, professional Archive and Archaeology staff can give advice on anything from archival research to historical artefacts, and we provide a variety of archaeological and archival services to historians, community groups and developers.

Discover our services below and see how we can help you explore the past.

The Original Archive searchroom and HER Desk are currently closed to visitors until further notice after the Government announcement on 4 January. We will continue to answer enquiries online. During this period we will do an hour’s search for the price of 30 mins. Please see our enquires policy for details.

Our Archaeology Field Section continue to undertake archaeological site work.

You can still contact us with enquiries via our Contact Us page and download a free guide to our online resources here.

Concrete and Gold

Archives and archaeology inspire Art!

‘Concrete and Gold’ is a poem written and performed by CJ, Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate 2018, for Explore the Past.

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