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 service.

The City Council is now in a period of formal consultation with Trades Unions which lasts until 11 May. The Board of 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 follows:

Monday Closed to the public so that the staff can undertake essential collection work.
Tuesday–Friday 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 -  17th May
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 ways.

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:

Martin Taylor, City Archivist;  Judy Burg, University Archivist.