Opening Hours and Travel Information

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours – Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we are operating limited opening hours from 1 September 2020.

Day

Access to Original Archives

Access to staffed Historic Environment Record

Hive opening hours

Monday

No access to Original Archives

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday

10.30am to 3.30pm

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday

10.30pm to 3.30pm

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 5.00pm

Thursday

10.30am to 3.30pm

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 5.00pm

Friday

No access to Original Archives

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday

No access to Original Archives

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday

No access to original archives

No access to staffed Historic Environment Record

Closed

*Important Notice: Five people are able to visit each day, each of whom must book prior to visiting and pre-order documents. With new Government guidance we’ll now be asking visitors to wear facemasks.

The Hive is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm with a limited service available. Our Archive and Archaeology self-service resources remain closed to the public but our online enquiry system is fully operative here: Contact the Archive and Archaeology Service

For full details of how to book an appointment follow this link: Archive Reopening (open in a new window)

For more information please visit Opening hours (The Hive website, link opens in a new window).

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 during the hours detailed in the table above and no appointment is necessary. Outside of this time enquiries can be made via our online enquiry system: Contact the Archive and Archaeology Service

Location and Travel Information

For location details and up-to-date information on travelling to The Hive, please visit The Hive website (opens in a new window).