COVID-19 Service Updates

Update 16 July 2021

Hull History Centre is now open for pre-booked appointments for research and computer use, and the Local Studies Library is open for limited browsing. Please see our Restricted Service page for more details.

Update 8 June 2021

Hull History Centre is now open for pre-booked appointments for research, computer use and Select and Collect service for local studies library books. Please see our Restricted Service page for more details.

Update 9 April 2021

Hull History Centre will reopen for pre-booked appointments on 21 April 2021. Please see our Restricted Service page for more details.

Update 5 November 2020

The History Centre is closed to visits by researchers until further notice in accordance with HM Government Covid Regulations.

Update 27 July 2020

The History Centre is reopening. Please see our Reopening pages for further details.

Update 28 May 2020

The History Centre remains closed to the public during the current COVID-19 crisis. Our enquiry service is also suspended.

We will reopen when authorised to do so, and when we have put in place measures to ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff.

Please keep an eye out for updates on our website and social media channels and we will let you know as soon as we know more.

For full details of how Hull Culture and Leisure services are affected, please visit the HCAL coronavirus update page.

Students and staff of the University of Hull can email with any queries relating to Hull University Archives.

Update 25 March 2020

Following the latest government advice for as many people as possible to work from home, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our enquiry service for the foreseeable future. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update 20 March 2020

Closure of Hull History Centre in response to current Covid-19 crisis

The Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd Board met yesterday in light of the growing national crisis relating to Covid-19. Mindful of Government statements, the public advice on social distancing, given the closure of schools and wishing to do all that is practical to help stop the spread of Covid-19, following discussions with the Council, it has now been agreed to close a number of Council owned facilities to the public from the end of normal working hours on Friday 20 March 2020.

The sites affected include Hull History Centre.

Further information on remote services the History Centre will continue to offer will be available next week.

The Hull Culture & Leisure Board will keep matters under review and aims to reopen sites as soon as possible, with public safety being paramount to this, but it is anticipated that these closures may well be in place for three months.