The Hive – Archive and Archaeology Service

Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3PB

Situated in picturesque surroundings, The Hive will add a stunning new chapter to the story of the city which gave us the world's oldest newspaper, Elgar and Royal Worcester. Bringing together a variety of services in summer 2012.

The Archives and Archaeology Service will house more than 26,000 records of historic sites and buildings and 12 miles of original documents. The Archives and Archaeology service provides a gateway to discover the history of Worcestershire, from the Ice Age through to the present day.

The Hive is place where history to open to all; to see archive treasures, to learn about archaeological finds, or to research. Whether you have been working on a project in depth for a while and want some advice on how to delve deeper, or are at the beginning of your search – or somewhere in between – our resources will be able to help you.


  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Facilities For Hearing Impaired
  • Facilities For Visually Impaired
  • Free Entry
  • On Site Catering
  • Public Toilet

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