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...

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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:

Charters exhibition - until 24th Feb

Dan Billany: Teacher, Writer, War Hero exhibition 28 Feb-31 Mar

  • Tue 28 Feb Launch of the Dan Billany: Teacher, Writer, War Hero exhibition at 5pm with a lecture by Dr Paul Skrebels on Billany’s life and work at 6pm and a short performance by Theatre on the Edge at 7.15pm
  • Thur 2 Mar 10-12 noon Family History helpdesk
  • Sat 4 Mar 9.30-12.30 Magic Doorlatest History Makers free craft and Lego family session celebrating Dan Billany
  • Sat 4 Mar 2pm Dan Billany: Made in Hull. Theatre On The Edge brings the man to life on stage through readings, drama, live music and multimedia. Tickets £5 on door

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

Latest News:

Detail from Queen MaryCharter C BRC22Exhibition - the making of Hull told through its Charters - last chance to see this popular exhibition with a number of original documents on display in the library area.

Online Catalogue

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City of Culture 2017

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