Explore the past

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures. 

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Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • Exploring Family History Websites - Find My Past - Wed, 17 April

    Wednesday 17 April, 7pm - 9pm

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources containing billions of names, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet.

    This week we'll look at Find My Past, which has over 4 billion names within the databases, almost all from the British Isles.

    £7 per person 

    Book ticket

  • Explore Archives - Wills - Wed, 24 April

    Wednesday 24 April, 2pm - 4pm  

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections.

    It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years.

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

  • First Steps in House History - Thu, 02 May Thu, 04 July 2019

    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 £5 per person.

    Thursdays, 10 to 11am, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July.

    £6 per person 

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 02 May Thu, 04 July 2019

    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. 

    Thursdays, 11.30am to 12.30pm, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July.

    £6.00 per person

    Book tickets

     

  • Explore Archives - Poor Law - Wed, 29 May

    Wednesday 29 May, 2pm - 4pm

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections. It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years.

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

     

  • Hive Archaeology Tour - Sat, 22 June

    Saturday 22 June, 11:30am - 1pm

    Come on this tour in and around The Hive to discover how the site has changed over time, from Roman street to Civil War defences and Victorian cattle market. Find out about some of the landscape features you walk past without realising what they are and their significance to the history of the site.

    £5 per person.

    Book tickets

  • Explore Archives - School Records - Wed, 26 June

    Wednesday 26 June, 2pm - 4pm

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections.

    It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years. 

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

  • Behind the Scenes Tour - Medieval Worcestershire - Thu, 18 July

    Thursday 18 July, 2pm - 3:30pm

    Come with us behind the scenes to see places the public don't normally get to see, including the archive strongrooms, conservation studio and archaeology finds room. We have examples out for Medieval Worcestershire for you to see.

    £6 per person.

    Book tickets