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Explore The Past in a Library near you

The first exhibition at The Hive, a partnership between Worcestershire County Council the University of Worcester, which celebrates the history of The Hive site and the history of Worcester has now come to a close.









The Beyond The City Wall exhibition has been on display in The Hive since its official opening in July and has now been packed up ready to go on a tour around the county's libraries.

Archaeological discoveries and memory recordings were undertaken before The Hive was constructed by the Archive and Archaeology team, with support from over 100 local people and university students which revealed some exciting artefacts and stories about a time gone by. This exciting exhibition showcasing these discoveries has captured the audience's attention for the past 3 months.

The exhibition has been visited by hundreds of people, including in recent weeks, over 200 children from local schools who have come to take part in learning activities using the exhibition as a basis for exploring Roman and Victorian Worcester.

Residents across the county will now have the opportunity to experience first hand the memories of some real characters who once lived on this site where this now iconic building for Worcestershire now stands. The Beyond The City Wall exhibition has already been on show in Tenbury Library for a month and is set to continue its 15 month tour of the county in other Worcestershire libraries hosted in Rubery and Catshill this month, October 2012.

The exhibition will be on show in:
- Broadway in November 2012
- Redditch in December 2012
- Stourport & Kidderminster in January and February 2013
- Bromsgrove and Hagley in March 2013
- St John's Worcester in April 2013
- Droitwich in May 2013
- Malvern in June 2013
- Upton in July 2013
- Evesham in August 2013
- Bewdley in September 2013

The exhibition will end its run at Pershore library in November 2013, stopping for one month stays along the way.

Victoria Bryant, Archive and Archaeology Manager for Worcestershire County Council said "The Beyond The City Wall exhibition provides a great opportunity to find out more about Worcester's past. It is fantastic the exhibition is touring, giving residents across the county the opportunity to see the work of the county's Archive and Archaeology team locally to them. The exhibition also showcases the 'City Collection', a large catalogue of historic documents, searchable online, and digitised memory recordings, are available to the public in our 'Explore the Past' area on level two at The Hive".