Worcestershire Record Office has merged with Worcestershire Archaeology Service to become Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. The Office is located in The Hive, which is situated in Worcester city centre. Approximately 12 miles of archives are collected and preserved by the Archive.
Thousands of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites are also recorded and made available to the public under the direction of their friendly and knowledgeable staff. These resources include photographs, maps and plans, local family records, journals and trade directories.
Whatever your research interest, whether you are tracing your family history, want to learn more about the history of a house or your local area, you will find the documents held of use.
Their on-line indexes include:
Indexes also include:
Sources held at the Archives include:
They also have individual databases, which include Worcestershire ceramics, photographs, maps, school records and tithe and inclosure maps. An interactive map of Worcester is also available.
Opening Hours can be found by going to their opening hours and travel information page.
A number of car parks are near to The Hive, one of these being the multi-story car park at Crowngate.
It is possible to use a digital or mobile phone camera, but a charge is made for using this service. Some documents are not able to be photographed because they are fragile and easily damaged.
There is a cafe at The Hive, but visitors are also welcome to being their own food, although no hot food is allowed and you have to keep lids on hot drinks. Vending Machines are available on Level 0, which dispense hot and cold drinks as well as snacks.
If you are unable to visit in person, a Research Service is available. For more information about this service, please visit their enquiry and research service page.
The Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)