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.


As archaeologists, we know that history is all about change. Because of this, our aim is to support development which contributes to the economy of Worcestershire whilst also recording historical heritage ensuring environmental sustainability and conservation. We work within national and local planning policies and build towards Green Infrastructure objectives.

We operate a confidential pre-planning application service for developers, so if you’re considering building in Worcestershire, please contact us as early as possible. This allows us to identify opportunities and risks, which can save you time and money.

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