Arts & exhibitions

The Hive has a rich and varied programme heavily influenced by the aim to support and promote the work of new and emerging artists alongside experienced local artists, groups and organisations.  

For information about exhibiting and performing at The Hive see Arts@The Hive

  • Secrets and Discoveries: Histories from Worcestershire and Beyond - Thu, 14 November Sun, 24 November 2019

    An exhibition of fifty secret histories of Worcestershire. Including the lost village of Croome, an amputation chair, Tudor demons, the trauma of the Spanish flu, a cold war nuclear bunker and where royalty was to be evacuated if there was a Nazi invasion during the Second World War.

  • Civil War Worcestershire - Wed, 13 November Thu, 24 January 2019

    The Display cabinets on Level 2 (Explore the Past) have a new display about Civil War Worcestershire using objects and documents from the Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service collections.

    Letters from Charles I written in Worcester and a book from the Library’s Stuart Collection

    Defence of Worcester – archaeology, documents and a map about the building of the defences around Worcester

    Uncovering the Battle of Worcester – finds from the 1651 Battle of Worcester unearthed by our archaeologists during work on the Southern Link Road near Powick, and printed pamphlets written days after the event