Our collections

The Hull History Centre brings together collections of local, regional and national importance relating to the city of Hull and the surrounding areas, Hull’s maritime history, its World War 2 records, political figures and pressure groups, and prominent figures in literature and drama we also have a large Slavery Special Collection.

The site highlights key Family History resources including useful websites, discover material we hold relating to prominent Hull People, as well as more detailed source guides. See our recently catalogued page to discover which collections are now available at the History Centre.

See our microfilm collections page to discover which sources are accessible on our new microfilm readers.

Detail from will, 1724

Sections on researching the history of your house and additional source guides will be added soon, but please use the website feedback form to suggest additional guides you would like to see.

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

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