Contact details

Worship Street, Hull HU2 8BG
(location details and map)

Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 9.30-5.30
1st & 3rd Saturday
of the month ONLY

We are open on the following Saturdays in 2017

Tel: 01482 317500 or Email:

We open at 10am once a month to conduct staff training.


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Planning to visit us...

Read our hints and tips to get the most from your visit

Enquiry service...

Did you know our enquiry service can undertake research on your behalf?

History Makers...

Our free family activities featuring craft and Lego fun for all ages

WW1 commemorations

Details of the collections we hold relating to the First World War

New catalogue interface...

A new interface, new features & a new address for our online catalogue

The home for Hull City Archives, Hull Local Studies Library and Hull University Archives

Explore the site to learn more about the History Centre and our collections, search our online catalogue, read our top tips on planning your visit, find out more about our enquiry service, or look to see the events and courses we run.

What's On - this week and next:

Dan Billany: Teacher, Writer, War Hero exhibition until 31 Mar

Brooklands Photographic Society Annual Exhibition until 1 April

1st April (9.30-12.30) - Science in the Archives - History Makers
4th-7th April book sale - grab yourself a bargain!
6th April (10-12noon) - Family History Helpdesk
11th April (12.30-1.30) - A Family's Journey through Hull's Old Town - lunchtime talk by Shirley Goodsell

Visit our What's On page for full details of the events throughout the year in addition to our lunchtime club talks and History Makers family craft and Lego sessions!

Latest News:

28th March - crane at Hull New Theatre will be coming down which means there will be pedestrian access ONLY to the History Centre on this day.

The programme for 'Roots to Routes' (Apr-Jun) and 'Freedom' (Jul-Sep) have been launched including a number of exhibitions at the Hull History Centre. We have updated the website with all of this exciting news but check out the following:

1-29 June Hessle Roaders - Alec Gill photographic exhibition

4 Jul - 22 Sep Plots, intrigue and treason: Hull in the Civil War

Online Catalogue

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Discover which collections were recently added to our online catalogue

City of Culture 2017

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History Centre blog

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