The Hive, New Standard Works, is on the ground floor of our iconic four-storey grade II listed building. We have retained the industrial feel of the building and bring its stories to life through creative and interactive heritage displays, artwork and installations in the Heritage Room and in the Cafe & Bakery.
Come and discover for yourself, interact with our heritage interpretation, and take part in our programme of experiences and events! See our Events Page for details.
The Hive is a great place to start, or end, your exploration of the wider historic Jewellery Quarter.
The Saturday Sessions is a monthly, long day of themed activity, experiences, fine food and sociable times at The Hive. It's our exciting monthly showcase of the New Standard Works; a building full of creativity, heritage & enterprise. There is a full programme of sessions for both adults & families to enjoy & be inspired by. For foodies - this is our only weekend opening of the cafe & bakery - don't miss out! The Saturday Sessions run on the second Saturday of each month. Click for details...Read more
Every day is an Explore Heritage day at The Hive! During opening hours The Hive's Heritage Room is open for you to discover the history of the building and some of the hidden histories of the Jewellery Quarter. Our displays and art installations are free for everyone to enjoy. Just pop in and see us! Click to see images about the exhibitions...Read more
From 2019 we will have a fully-kitted out craft workshop in which we will run craft courses in collaboration with Birmingham artisans and creative facilitators. These courses will be run on an adhoc basis and advertised in our Events page. The Makers Studio is also available to hire to run your own workshops, meetings and creative away days. Click to have a look inside...Read more