If you are unable to visit the History Centre to carry out your
own research, our experienced staff can undertake research on
How do I use the service?
In order that we can provide you with the best service and ensure
we fully understand your request, enquiries will not be taken over
the phone, but should be made in writing. Please
- the Enquiry Application Form and
return it to us by post along with the relevant fee.
- sign the Copyright declaration
form which will allow us to provide you with copies of
documents if appropriate. Please ensure you read the Copyright
Declaration in full before signing it.
Please give as much specific information as you can to help us
with your search. We will not be able to help with broad topics
such as ‘Hull during The Second World War’ or family history
searches for names such as John Smith. We cannot
undertake research to locate living individuals.
The Application Form and the
Form, along with the relevant fee should be sent to us
Hull History Centre
Worship Street, Kingston upon Hull HU2 8BG
How much will it cost?
We can carry out research in
blocks of half an hour at a charge of £16 per half hour. The fee is
non-refundable. The maximum amount of time we can spend on any one
enquiry will be one hour at a cost of £32.
The research fee will include the cost of four A4 copies, but we
may contact you again should there be a large amount of copying
requiring a further fee, or if the item requires specialist
copying. These will be charged at our normal rates plus postage
& packing. We have separate charges for images from our photographic
How can I pay?
Payment should accompany the request and can be made by:
- Cheque, made payable to Hull Culture and Leisure
- Credit/debit card payments using either Mastercard, Visa,
Maestro, Switch / Visa Debit or Solo. Please call 01482
317500 - do not send credit card details by e-mail.
Overseas payment should be made in pounds sterling by International
Money Order or by a cheque drawn on a British bank.
How will I receive my results?
We will send you a report (see our Research Report template
for an idea) which will list the sources we have searched and the
information we have found relating to your enquiry.
You should note that we may not always be able to find the
information you are looking for, but we will always tell you what
sources we have consulted so you can eliminate them from your
We may suggest further sources which may be of interest to you.
Updated: 5 April 2016