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Explore history at The Hive

Archives and artefacts Published Friday, 7th June 2019

This summer two tours will give the public a chance to explore The Hive and learn more about Worcester’s iconic golden building.

The ‘Archaeology Tour’ will allow the public to take a closer look at the area surrounding the building, whilst ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ does exactly that; taking in the archive strong rooms, conservation studio and archaeology finds room in greater detail. 

Nina O'Hare, Community Project Officer at Worcestershire County Council, said "These tours are a great chance to see some real history right in front of you. People look at The Hive and see a striking modern building but there is real history on and around this site and these sessions are a great opportunity to explore that.” 

The Archaeology Tour will explore the secrets that lie around The Hive, from Roman streets and civil war defences, to a Victorian cattle market. It is a chance to learn more about the history of Worcester. 

The Behind the Scenes Tour will focus on medieval interests. There will be a rare look at the underground strong rooms, conservation studio and archaeology find rooms complete with examples of medieval Worcestershire.

The Archaeology Tour will run on Saturday 22 June at 11.30am. Places for this can be booked online and will cost £5. 
The Behind the Scenes Tour will run Saturday 22 June & Thursday 18 July at 2pm. Places for this can be booked online and will cost £6.

Book tickets at The Hive website. (Opens in new window)

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 766352.