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

    Thursdays 9th January, 6th February, 5th March and 2nd April 2020, 10-11am

    These one hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local and 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.

    £6 per person

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  • First Steps in Family History

    Thursdays 9th January, 6th February, 5th March and 2nd April 2020, 11.30am-12.30pm

    These one 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.

    £6 per person

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  • Explore House History - Thu, 13 February

    Thursday 13th February 2020, 10am-1pm

    Are you interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this three hour workshop to find out about the resources we hold that can help you discover more about a building’s past.

    £16 per person

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  • Behind the Scenes Tour - Wed, 19 February

    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 2-3.30pm

    Come with us to see the places you don’t normally get to see! Go into our strongrooms to see some of the archive highlights, handle archaeological finds and see our conservation studio.

    £6 per person

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  • Explore Maps - Mon, 24 February

    Monday 24th February 2020, 10am-3pm

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

    £20 per person

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  • Starting Family History

    Tuesdays 25th February, 3rd March and 17th March 2020, 10am-12pm

    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 session.

    £22 per person

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  • Hive Archaeology Tour - Sat, 21 March

    Saturday 21st March 2020, 11am-12.45pm

    Come on this tour in and around The Hive to discover how the site has changed over time, from a Roman street to Civil War defences and Victorian cattle market. See finds from the excavation and explore the history features hidden within the building’s design.

    £6 per person

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