Based in The Hive, Explore the Past is Worcestershire’s Archive and Archaeology Service. Under their care thousands of archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes are recorded and 12 miles of original archives are collected and preserved. These are made available to customers under the guidance of friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff. All types of research on Worcestershire people and places can be undertaken using the comprehensive resources of the Historic Environment Record and the archive collections. Use the archaeology library, talk to archaeologists and access the archaeological record.
Worcestershire’s history and archaeology collections are comprised of rare books, research materials and newsletters. A PDF of the WAS Library Catalogue can be found here: WAS Library May 2018