The Original Archives & Historic Environment Record desks are closed until further notice due to the current public health situation. The Hive and our Self Service area are currently open but may close at short notice. Please check before travelling.

Opening hours are being reviewed on a daily basis, in light of staff shortages and government announcements and we will post updates through our media channels.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes and appreciate your understanding at this time.

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    Our new opening hours are now available

    • 29th June 2012

    Exciting news! Our new staffed opening hours are now available and can now be viewed on our website.

    The Hive will be open seven days a week from 8.30am to 10pm, during which time visitors can freely access all of our self-service resources; our extensive Local Studies and Archaeology Library and our catalogues and indexes. For users who want to access original archives, you must visit during our staffed opening hours, which are a little different to The Hive opening hours. The full details of our opening hours, those of the Historic Environment Service and The Hive are as follows:

    Day

    Access to Original Archives

    Access to staffed Historic

    Environment Record

    Hive opening hours

    Monday

    9.30am to 5.30pm

    11.30am to 4pm

    08.30am to 10pm

    Tuesday

    9.30am to 5.30pm

    11.30am to 4pm

    08.30am to 10pm

    Wednesday

    9.30am to 9pm

    11.30am to 9pm

    08.30am to 10pm

    Thursday

    9.30am to 5.30pm

    11.30am to 4pm

    08.30am to 10pm

    Friday

    9.30am to 5.30pm

    11.30am to 4pm

    08.30am to 10pm

    Saturday

    9.30am to 4pm

    9.30am to 12 pm (2nd and 4th Saturday of each month)

    08.30am to 10pm

    Sunday

    No access to original archives

    11am to 4pm supported self-service only*

              –

    08.30am to 10pm

    *Supported self-service

    A member of Archive Service staff will be on hand on Sundays, between the hours of 11.00 and 16.00, to advise on the collections we hold and to help you find your way around our self-service resources. Please note users will be unable to access original archives on Sundays.

    Historic Environment Record

    The Historic Environment Record will be staffed on an appointment basis, operating in the hours detailed in the table above.  To make an appointment with the HER team please call 01905 822866 or email archaeology@worcestershire.gov.uk.

    Don’t forget, we open for the first time on Monday 2nd July. We are anticipating a lot of users in the first few days, and we look forward to finding out what you all think of our new home.

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