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Conservation Service

Adopt a Document

Be involved in protecting Worcestershire's history by making your contribution to the vital work of conserving the county's archives. Through our Adopt a Document scheme you can pick a favourite item from our collections or choose from our list of documents at risk.

There are a number of options at different prices but all ensure that your gift is recognised and your document is preserved in perpetuity. Your gift will give us the financial support we need to assist with our ongoing work to conserve Worcestershire's archives and ensure that they are preserved and accessible for centuries to come.


You can choose the most appropriate option to commemorate a special occasion, a special person or perhaps just your contribution to this vital work.


£30 enables you to adopt an item from our list of documents in need of conservation. This includes:

  • A colour certificate with details of the item and a name of your choice.
  • The name of your choice will be recorded in our Annual Report and will receive an invitation to our annual Adopter Event which will include a tour of the conservation studio and strong-rooms at The Hive
  • The option to purchase a digital copy of the document at a reduced price.


£80 enables you to adopt any document dating to the 19th or 20th centuries.


£200 enables you to adopt any document dating to the 18th century or earlier.

These two options include those listed above and

  • A book plate attached to your document
  • A permanent listing on our sponsors board in the Hive and on our webpages and blog.


£300 enables you to adopt any item to create a special gift in memoriam or for a christening, graduation, marriage or any other occasion (to be certain of completion we will need 6 weeks’ notice of this option) This option includes those listed above and

  • An entry in our online catalogue recording the gift in perpetuity
  • A free digital copy of your document (dependent on size)
  • Information and invites to all our events.

To adopt a document or for more information please get in touch with our Conservation Service:

Conservation Enquiry