Proposed changes to opening hours
9th April 2014
A budget has been set by the City Council which imposes on to
the Heritage Section - the History Centre and Museums – a
savings target of £150K.
£40K of this has been allocated to the City Council’s share of
the History Centre budget and £110K to Museums.
The impact for the History Centre has by
necessity to be a reduction in staffing. Any reduction in
staffing here will necessarily result in reductions to the public
The City Council is now in a period of formal
consultation with Trades Unions which lasts until 11 May. The
Governance of Hull History Centre has agreed that if
consultation with Trades Unions produces no change to the
proposals, then the proposed new opening hours should be
implemented from the week beginning 12 May.
The proposed new opening hours are as
||Closed to the public so that the staff can undertake essential
||Open as at present 9.30-5.30
Open as at present 9.00-4.30 but only on the first and
third Saturday of each month.
So we would be open on 3rd and 10th May as normal and then -
7th June and 21st June
5th July and 19th July etc
We regret the reduction to our opening hours and any
inconvenience to Hull History Centre users. However, we hope
that by making these changes we will continue to be able to fulfil
our mission, by
providing an excellent service to users, to preserving and
cataloguing our collections, and to encouraging and enabling people
to engage with archives and local history in many different
During the period between now and 11th May we
are inviting users and members of the public to
comment. Please do so by e-mail or post, to:
Martin Taylor, City Archivist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Taylor, City Archivist; Judy
Burg, University Archivist.