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 - Thu, 07 February Thu, 04 April 2019

    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, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April.

    £6 per person 

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 07 February Thu, 04 April 2019

    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, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April.

    £6.00 per person

    Book tickets

     

  • Starting Family History (3 part workshop) - Wed, 13 February Wed, 20 February 2019

    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. It runs 13, 20 and 27 February.

    Cost £20

    Book ticket

  • Civil War Worcestershire - Behind the Scenes Tour - Sat, 23 February

    Saturday, 23 February, 2pm - 3:30pm 

    A tour behind the scenes of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, here in The Hive. As well as seeing places you don't normally get to see we'll also be showing documents from the archives relating to the civil war in the county, as well as archaeological finds from the 17th century.

    Cost £6

    Book ticket

  • Explore Maps - Thu, 28 February

    Thursday 28 February, 10am to 3pm

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

    Cost £18

    Book ticket

     

  • Hive Archaeology Tour - Sat, 16 March

    Saturday 16 March, 11:30am - 1pm

    Come on this tour in and around The Hive to discover how the site has changed over time, from Roman street to Civil War defences and Victorian cattle market. Find out about some of the landscape features you walk past without realising what they are and their significance to the history of the site.

    £5 per person

    Book ticket

  • Explore House History - Wed, 27 March

    Wednesday 27 March, 10am to 1pm 

    Are you interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this 3 hour workshop to find out about the resources we hold that can help you discover more about a building's past.

    Cost £15

    Book ticket

  • Document Conservation Workshop - Wed, 03 April

    Wednesday 3 April, 10am - 1pm

    A practical introduction with our conservator on how to clean and store your own documents to ensure they last as long as possible. Bring along papers from your own collection and under supervision and with supplied materials start cleaning and caring for the documents.

    £40 per person

    Book ticket

  • Exploring Family History Websites - Ancestry.co.uk - Wed, 17 April

    Wednesday 17 April, 7pm - 9pm  

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources containing billions of names, 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.

    This week we'll look at Ancestry.co.uk, which contains 19 billion names contained within thousands of worldwide records.

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

  • Exploring Family History Websites - Find My Past - Wed, 17 April

    Wednesday 17 April, 7pm - 9pm

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources containing billions of names, 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.

    This week we'll look at Find My Past, which has over 4 billion names within the databases, almost all from the British Isles.

    £7 per person 

    Book ticket

  • Explore Archives - Wills - Wed, 24 April

    Wednesday 24 April, 2pm - 4pm  

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections.

    It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years.

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

  • Explore Archives - Poor Law - Wed, 29 May

    Wednesday 29 May, 2pm - 4pm

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections. It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years.

    £7 per person

    Book ticket

     

  • Explore Archives - School Records - Wed, 26 June

    Wednesday 26 June, 2pm - 4pm

    A series of workshop on specific topics to help you understand and get the most out of the collections.

    It may be that you know nothing or very little about these sources, or you may know a bit and want to know how to make the most of them. We'll explain all about these historic sources, what we have, the story behind them, and then explain how they can be used in your research to help you with your own family and local history. We'll have original documents out for you to see, as well as sharing stories we've come across over the years. 

    £7 per person

    Book ticket