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 2015

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.

Latest News:

On Saturday 4 July a Car Seat Clinic will take place in the History Centre car park between 10am and 3pm. The Clinic is delivered by the City Council in partnership with Good Egg Safety. It is an opportunity for parents/carers and grandparents to have their child car seats checked for safety by experts and hear more about in-car child safety from the Good Egg team.

Disruption to services: We are sorry that due to the failure of our lift, retrieval of archives and books from first-floor strong rooms may be disrupted. Material currently has to be brought down stairs by staff. We are therefore unable to retrieve large volumes and boxes. There may also be unavoidable delays in collection times for other material. Because of the technical nature of this problem, it cannot be rectified until Thursday 2 July at the earliest. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

We are planning some additional History Maker and Minecraft Bring Your Own Device sessions for the summer holidays - see our events page for details.

A new interface, with new features and a new address - read the blog post or go straight to the new online catalogue
 - check - using plans from the archives

Researching WW1? - see details of the collections we hold

Online Catalogue

Start your search here

Discover which collections were recently added to our online catalogue

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