Partner Profile – Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service


The Hive, the home of WAAS in the centre of Worcester

Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service works to protect, preserve, manage, record, interpret and promote the history and historic environment of Worcestershire. We help people to access information about their local community or subject of interest. We are based in The Hive in the centre of Worcester where we are happy to welcome visitors. We hold maps, archives, newspapers, the Historic Environment Record, archaeological reports and an extensive local studies library plus many other resources. We also work with community groups to help them with their projects and to discover the history of their area by providing support and training.


A visitor finding out about the Historic Environment Record with one of our archaeologists

The Archives are available Tuesday-Saturday, the Historic Environment Record is open Monday-Friday afternoons, and the Local Studies Library is accessible every day when the building is open.


Enquiry desk for the archives

Workshops are run regularly to help people discover more about the collections and how they can be used in your research. Keep an eye on our website ( and social media (Twitter @explorethepast, Facebook WorcsAAS) for details of forthcoming events.


Students using maps from the archives