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.

  • First Steps in House History - Thu, 07 February Thu, 04 April 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, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April.

    £6 per person 

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 07 February Thu, 04 April 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, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April.

    £6.00 per person

    Book tickets

     

  • Starting Family History (3 part workshop) - Wed, 13 February Wed, 20 February 2019

    Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? This 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 and have a go online during the sessions. It runs 13, 20 and 27 February.

    Cost £20

    Book ticket

  • Civil War Worcestershire - Behind the Scenes Tour - Sat, 23 February

    Saturday, 23 February, 2pm - 3:30pm 

    A tour behind the scenes of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, here in The Hive. As well as seeing places you don't normally get to see we'll also be showing documents from the archives relating to the civil war in the county, as well as archaeological finds from the 17th century.

    Cost £6

    Book ticket

  • Explore Maps - Thu, 28 February

    Thursday 28 February, 10am to 3pm

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

    Cost £18

    Book ticket

     

  • Explore House History - Wed, 27 March

    Wednesday 27 March, 10am to 1pm 

    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.

    Cost £15

    Book ticket