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.

Archive Collections Services

Our expert staff collect, preserve and make available an incredible 12 miles of archives dating from the 12th century to present day. They are used by researchers – family, local and academic – to discover the story of Worcestershire people and places.

We also support local families, businesses and organisations to deposit their collections with us and advise other archive-holding groups such as community groups on how to look after their historic archives.

Our on-site conservator can offer expert advice for long-term preservation of – and ongoing access to – their collections, plus our digitisation team can provide high-quality digital images for individuals and organisations.

Testimonials

"We commissioned Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service to digitise our Historic Environment Record Aerial Photograph Collection amounting to around 18,000 images. We have been immensely pleased with the service we have received, not only are the images produced of very high quality but the friendliness and flexibility by the digitising team have made it a pleasure to do business with them. We have been particularly impressed by their ability to record additional data associated with our images not to mention the best price compared to any other archive digitising service out there. I have no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending them for any digitising work of this nature." Ben Wallace, Historic Environment Record Manager, Warwickshire County Council.

"My father is 88 and rather frail. When he was a boy in the 1940s he collected stamps. He kept his album, but it was falling apart and many of the stamps had come unstuck. Rhonda put the book back together and told me how to stick the stamps back in the correct way. I did my bit (which was really interesting) and my Dad was thrilled and started telling me all about why he decided to collect stamps and how important it was to him. I cannot recommend the conservation services enough. Before this I did not really think conservation was relevant to my kind of family." Victoria, Worcester