Opening hours

The Hive is open 8.30am-10pm every day, including Sundays.

CLOSURE NOTICE: Please see Bank Holiday opening hours for all closure times.

Ask A Librarian

The askalibrarian desk on Level 3 is open from Monday - Friday 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm

Worcestershire Hub

The Worcestershire Hub within The Hive is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm, and on Wednesday from 9.30am to 5pm. 

Archive and Archaeology Service

Daily opening hours for the Archive and Archaeology Service are shown in the table below.

Day Access to Original Archives Access to staffed Historic Environment Record
Monday No access 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday 10.30am to 4pm* 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday 1.30pm to 7pm 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 10.30am to 4pm* 1pm to 4pm
Friday 10.30am to 4pm* 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 10.30am to 4pm No access
Sunday No access No access

* Important notice: The Original Archive Area will be closed to the public for lunchtime between 1pm and 1.30pm on the days noted above. All documents will be secured away in our strongrooms during this time and returned to users after the break.