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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.


Free Entry

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.

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  • Accepts groups
  •   Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  •   Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Education/study area
  •   Facilities for conferencing
  •   Facilities for corporate hospitality
  •   Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  •   Facilities for visually impaired
  • Free Entry
  • Gift shop
  • On-site catering
  •   On-site light refreshments
  •   Public toilets
  •   Regional Tourist Board Member
  •   Smoking not allowed
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