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.

Archaeological Advice & Information

Dig into our archaeological resources

Whether you’re a developer who’s building for our future or you’re interested in the history of the Worcestershire landscapes that our ancestors inhabited, our specialist staff can provide you with the information you’re after.

We have everything you might need in our Geographic Information System (GIS), which contains over 80,000 records of archaeological sites and historic buildings, details of archaeological excavations, surveys and chance finds, alongside historic mapping, aerial photographs, LiDAR, and other sources.

Developers

Our Historic Environment Advisory Service has a range of resources, toolkits and evidence bases that we use to support the integration of the historic environment into development management in Worcestershire. We also have a range of charged for services, including Historic Environment Record searches, planning advice, Neighbourhood Planning support and bespoke management plans. Send us an enquiry today and let’s discuss your needs.

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General Interest

The landscape of Worcestershire is full of traces of the people that lived here before. Some of these, such as historic buildings, ancient churches and hedgerows, we can still see – while some traces are less obvious, like a medieval market place now fronted with modern buildings. Other remains are completely invisible, such as traces of a Roman farmstead or a medieval burial ground. If you’re interested in where you live, a particular historical period, or are trying to find out more about the area your ancestors inhabited, get in touch. We’ll advise you on your best route into the past.

Testimonials

"Please would you pass on a big thank you from us all in the Archaeology group for the fantastic HER search results. We have 478 pages of totally fascinating information which will be really useful to us. I have started to delve into it – can’t believe how many historic buildings and landscapes there are in such a small area!" HER Customer