Now booking: Behind the Scenes tours at Explore the Past

    • 7th July 2015

    Late 16th Century German stoneware jar

    The annual Festival of British Archaeology is about to start, and as part of this we are offering another of our Behind the Scenes tours here at Explore the Past, where you will be able to go into our Finds Room and handle a selection of artefacts discovered in the county. Our Treasure Box might not contain gold or silver but does contain real examples of pottery, tiles and other objects found locally which help tell the story of the county.

    You will also go into our Conservation Studio to find out how our Conservator cares for and repairs precious documents and books in the collections, and see some of the highlights of the archives in one of the strongrooms. These will include Shakespeare’s marriage bond, medieval royal seals and a letter from the Titanic.

    The tours take place here at The Hive at 2pm on Tuesday 14th July and cost £5. Book your place online now!

    Severn Valley Ware jar

    You can also find out about other archaeology events in Worcestershire and around the country at

    If you would be interested in booking a tour for your own group or society please email

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