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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Opening Hours and Travel Information

Opening Hours

Day Access to Original Archives Access to staffed Historic Environment Record Hive opening hours


No access to Original Archives 1.00pm to 4.00pm 08.30am to 10pm
Tuesday 10.30am to 4.00pm* 1.00pm to 4.00pm 08.30am to 10pm
Wednesday 1.30pm to 7.00pm 1.00pm to 4.00pm 08.30am to 10pm
Thursday 10.30am to 4.00pm* 1.00pm to 4.00pm 08.30am to 10pm
Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm* 1.00pm to 4.00pm 08.30am to 10pm
Saturday 10.30am to 4.00pm*

10.30am to 1.30pm (open 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month only)

08.30am to 10pm
Sunday No access to original archives No access to staffed Historic Environment Record 08.30am to 10pm

*Important Notice: The Original Archive Area will be closed to the public for lunchtime between 1pm and 1.30pm on the days noted above. All documents will be secured away in our strongrooms during this time and returned to users after the break.

The Hive is 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.

Christmas Opening Hours at The Hive

Please note The Hive's opening hours across the Christmas period:

  • December 24th: 8.30am to 1pm 
  • December 25th: Closed
  • December 26th: Closed
  • December 27th: 8.30am to 7pm
  • December 28th: 8.30am to 7pm
  • December 29th: 8.30am to 7pm
  • December 30th: 8.30am to 7pm
  • December 31st: 8.30am to 3pm
  • January 1st: Closed

Details of the Original Archive Area's Christmas opening hours will be announced on our website soon.

Original archives

Documents from our original archive collections can be accessed during our staffed opening hours, which are detailed in the table above.

Historic Environment Record

The Historic Environment Record is 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 765560 or email

Location and Travel Information

For location details and up-to-date information on travelling to The Hive, please visit The Hive website

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This page was last reviewed 14 October 2014 at 9:48.
The page is next due for review 11 April 2016.