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What a brilliant resource to have bang in the city centre. From research facilities to libraries... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
Great place!

The Hive is a lovely library and cafe. The children love to visit and sit in the little nooks and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terra N
Worcester, United Kingdom
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The Hive Sawmill Walk The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant resource to have bang in the city centre. From research facilities to libraries and exhibitions plus a pleasant café. Young children running around can be distracting though when trying to concentrate on research. Very helpful staff.

Thank DavidFOSH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hive is a lovely library and cafe. The children love to visit and sit in the little nooks and crannies and read books. They have activities for the little ones occasionally- a movie night would be a fab idea!

Thank Terra N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on a par with the famous Library of Birmingham in terms of impact, the Hive is a shared space between the university and the city. take time to explire inside which is light and airy. Friendly staff on hand. i liked the cafe which is...More

Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Striking looking building which is very spacious and airey when inside, it certainly gives you the impression of space as you walk around the different levels inside.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Some might call it ugly on the outside but it is nice and spacious on the inside. The large windows in the children's section give a nice view of the passing trains and grassy area. There is an enclosed area for younger children to sit...More

Thank NonnaPanini
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A shared public library with the University of Worcester. It is housed in a fairly new building that is on various levels and also houses a cafe. The building is not to everyone's taste but nevertheless worth a visit.

Thank realisticr99
Reviewed 25 June 2018

WOW! What a place. We all loved walking around looking at the art work. And having long talks about what we was seeing. The family all enjoyed this day out.

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

They have put new software on the computers but haven’t thought of replacing the old ones with new ones. You try and look at things and the screen freezes and have to start again

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Some will love it, some will loathe it. I sit on the fence.....it houses the local council offices and library, and a nice cafe/restaurant. It is functional, and pleasant inside, but I think the outside in GLS is an eyesore, and not very tasteful.

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I went to our local Hive in the Easter holidays and it was busy in the children's section but that was fine. My 10 year old daughter loves reading and has done all the Harry Potter books numerous times and was now after something a...More

Thank SarahSandersR1
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