Why are we moving?
- 21st October 2011
It’s a huge amount of effort to move an entire Record Office to new premises, so some may question why exactly we are doing it?
When Worcestershire Record Office first opened in 1947 it was situated at the Shire Hall in Worcester city. In the mid-1950s additional space was added with the acquisition of the St. Helen’s church and it has been since this date that we have operated across two branches. In 1985 the Record Office moved to a purpose-built building located on the County Hall campus in Worcester. In 2001 the branch at St Helen’s was closed, and a new History Centre was opened on Trinity Street in the city. We have now outgrown our current homes. By moving to the Hive we have the opportunity for the first time in over 60 years to be united together in one building. This means our users will no longer have to travel several miles in order to enjoy the benefits of both of our branches!
So, what are the benefits of having the Record Office branches all under one roof?
Our new state-of-the-art facilities at the Hive will offer:
The new facilities on offer will be a vast improvement on our current situation and we hope they will serve to attract new users to our service.