11 Sep 2013 - ARA Volunteering Award 2013

Hull City Archives wins the national Volunteering Award 2013 from the Archives & Records Association for its Second World War project.

Pace Setter Award
Hull City Archives has been awarded an Archives Pace Setter Award for its inovative approach to tackling a cataloguing backlog. This approach, which was used to put together the recent succesful application for the Second World War cataloguing project, will see the team at the History Centre work on thematic strands, such as civic events, 1930s and 1960s slum clearance and health and wellbeing, allowing us to view the backlog in smaller digestible chunks and set targets and cataloguing priorities accordingly. Instead of completing a collection in its entirety, we shall be adding to each in a progressive fashion as series of records are identified. This will speed up the process of making records accessible via the on-line catalogue and allow us to create source guides on each theme.

Archive Pace Setter scheme logoThe University Archives received the same recognition for its born-digital archives work

7 Mar 2011 - Civic Trust Award
The Hull History Centre was one of 27 projects to be recognised with an Award from the Civic Trust. The award is given "to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Award level schemes must demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, sustainability, inclusive design and make a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community."

Full details of the winners can be found on the Civic Trust website


27 Aug 2010 - Civic Society’s Good Mark Award
The Civic Society recognised that the Hull History Centre is already 'enhancing our lives by providing a significant new destination'. They also commented that it is an impressive and unique building, and it well deserves current appreciation as one of the country's most exciting archival research and resource centres.

The Chair of the Civic Society, John Netherwood, presented the award to the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor David Gemmell OBE, and Dr Richard Heseltine, University Librarian and Director of Academic Services at the University of Hull.

The presentation was made at a small ceremony that also marked the 30,000 visitor to the building.

21 Oct 2010 – Wood Awards, Structural category
The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier architecture and furniture competition celebrating excellence in design in the world’s most sustainable material. Now in its eighth year the Wood Awards is the most respected award for building and design in wood. The criteria for these awards are based on design, craftsmanship, quality of installation and do not take size or value into account.

Profile of the History Centre prepared for the shortlisting.