Explore the past

  • First Steps in House History

    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 3 August and 7 September.
    10am, £5.00 per person 

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 07 September Thu, 07 December 2017

    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 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December.
    11.30am, £5.00 per person

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  • Discover More About Archaeological Finds (4 weeks) - Thu, 26 October

    A short course providing the opportunity to learn more in depth about some select aspects of archaeological finds from local experts. Sessions to include a presentation combined with handling examples, so that you get a first-hand acquaintance with the objects. The panel of speakers for this session includes contributors to the recent book on the later prehistory of the West Midlands.

    Thursday 26 October, 7 to 8.30pm.

    £45 per person.

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  • Introduction to Archaeology (5 weeks) - Wed, 01 November

    Introduction to Archaeology This 5 part course will look at the practical archaeological techniques which archaeologists use, understanding how they identify, research and investigate sites. We'll use lots of local and regional sites as examples, including some on the doorstep.

    Starting Wednesday 1 November 2017, 2 to 4pm.

    £45 per person.

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  • Exploring Family History Websites: Ancestry.co.uk - Thu, 02 November

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, 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. Exploring Ancestry.co.uk This popular website has over 16 billion names. We'll look at what the most useful sources on there are, what has been added in recent years, and key tips to find what you want and avoid being overwhelmed.

    Thursday 2 November, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets are £6.

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  • Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2017 - Sat, 04 November

    Our popular annual event featuring talks on archaeological news and projects. Talks this year will include the big dig at Broadway, Ridge & Furrow, Palaeolithic Worcestershire, Fascinating finds and Eastham Bridge & Crossings.

    10am - 5pm

    This event is at University of Worcester, St. John's Campus.

    Tickets £20.00.  Book tickets

     

  • Exploring family History Websites: Find My Past - Thu, 09 November

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, 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. £6 each Exploring FindMyPast.co.uk Discover more about this useful website which we have been able to offer free access to for the past year.

    Thursday 9 November, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets are £6.

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  • Civil War Worcestershire - Behind the Scenes Tour - Wed, 22 November

    Come with us behind the scenes to find out about the Civil War in the county through documents, books and archaeology in our collections. You'll also get to see the places the public don't usually get to see.

    Wednesday, 22 November, 2 to 3.30pm.

    Tickets cost £6.

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