COVID-19 Service Updates

Update 25 March 2020

Following the latest government advice for as many people as possible to work from home, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our enquiry service for the foreseeable future. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Students and staff of the University of Hull can email with any queries relating to Hull University Archives.


Update 20 March 2020

Closure of Hull History Centre in response to current Covid-19 crisis

The Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd Board met yesterday in light of the growing national crisis relating to Covid-19. Mindful of Government statements, the public advice on social distancing, given the closure of schools and wishing to do all that is practical to help stop the spread of Covid-19, following discussions with the Council, it has now been agreed to close a number of Council owned facilities to the public from the end of normal working hours on Friday 20 March 2020.

The sites affected include Hull History Centre.

Further information on remote services the History Centre will continue to offer will be available next week.

The Hull Culture & Leisure Board will keep matters under review and aims to reopen sites as soon as possible, with public safety being paramount to this, but it is anticipated that these closures may well be in place for three months.

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