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:

Exhibition: Hessle Roaders - Alec Gill photographs 1-29 June

Sat 1st July - History Makers - free craft and Lego session 9.30-12.30 celebrating sound to coincide with Jason Singh's Ebb and Flow sound installation at the Centre.

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

Latest News:

Our Criminal Ancestorsan exciting new project will help people find the answers and explore the criminal past of their own families, through a series of free workshops at the Hull History Centre. 

History Makers summer events have been added to the website

The programme for 'Roots to Routes' (Apr-Jun) and 'Freedom' (Jul-Sep) features a number of exhibitions at the Hull History Centre including:

1-29 June Hessle Roaders - Alec Gill's photographic exhibition

4 Jul - 22 Sep Plots, intrigue and treason: Hull in the Civil War

Online Catalogue

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City of Culture 2017

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History Centre blog

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