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 Family History - Thu, 06 September Thu, 06 December 2018

    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, 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 No, 6 Dec.

    £6.00 per person

    Book tickets

  • First Steps in House History - Thu, 06 September Thu, 06 December 2018

    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, 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec.

    £6 per person 

  • Starting Family History (3 weeks) - Mon, 01 October

    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.

    Monday 1 October, 2 - 4pm

    Tickets cost £20

    Book tickets

  • Hive Archaeology Tour - Sat, 27 October

    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.

    Saturday 27 October, 12pm to 1pm

    Tickets cost £5

    Book tickets

     

  • Explore Family History Websites - Ancestry.co.uk - Tue, 30 October

    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. This week is Ancestry.co.uk, with over 16 billion names. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet.

    Tuesday, 30 October, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets cost £6

    Book tickets

  • Explore Family History Websites - Find My Past - Tue, 06 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. This week is Find My Past Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet.

    Tuesday, 6 November, 7pm to 9pm

    Tickets cost £6

    Book tickets

  • The Story of a War Memorial - Sat, 10 November

    The story of the All Saints Worcester war memorial, just one of the thousands of war memorials erected after the end of WWI. Using the rare surviving papers from the committee which organised it we'll tell the fascinating story of how a parish went about commemorating their dead, how they decided what to do, how they raised the money, and the stories of some of the men remembered.

    Saturday 10 November, 1 to 2pm.

    Free event

    Book tickets

  • Behind the Scenes Tour - Medieval Worcestershire - Thu, 22 November

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

    Thursday, 22 November, 2pm to 3.30pm

    Tickets cost £6

    Book tickets