Thursday, 28 June 2012

Worcester's Hive centre opens next week

Thanks to Berl Evans of the Federation of Family History Societies and Jackie Cotterill, Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, for the following information concerning Worcester's new Library and History Centre, aka The Hive:

The Hive, Europe's first joint University and Public Library, opens its doors next Monday, 2nd July.

It will be open seven days a week from 8.30am to 10pm.

The Hive contains records from both branches of the Record Offices, Worcester City Library and the University of Worcester Library as well as Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service (WHEAS). Most of the records available at the Worcester Library and History Centre will be on open access each day. Original documents will not be available on a Sunday.

For further information visit the website


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  1. Wish I could visit this... I have a branch of my father's mother's family from Worcester (Netherton, Dudley areas). Would be fun to investigate more of the area's history for context as well. Thanks for the post, Chris.

  2. Attractive from the outside, but very disappointing inside, both in terms of the architecture and the services offered. Diligent staff, but not my favorite place to do research.