title explore heritage

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; its past occupants and trades, and some of the hidden histories of the Jewellery Quarter. 

We are open from 10am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm on the second Saturday of the month. 

Just pop in. Free admission. 

We are not a museum, but a quirky and creative heritage space which tells stories of the past alongside original products made in the factory since 1879. Enjoy learning about the history of our grade II listed building, as well as finding out about museums and contemporary Makers in the area.

images of inside the heritage room at the hive

We have a 'Past & Present' temporary exhibition programme which changes every three months.

In our 'snug' area we also have some books about the history of the Jewellery Quarter and folders of research on our building. Feel free to stay a while to keep discovering.

Please ask if you would like alternative formats to the main interpretation panels. We can offer:

  • British Sign Language interpreted films, text captions and audio
  • Large print versions
  • Print versions with different colour backgrounds.

images of trade catalogues showing products made by firms operating from the standard works

Also, pop in to visit the exhibition in our gallery! Click HERE for more details.