The aim of the Archive is to collect and preserve documents and to make these resources publicly accessible.
Whatever subject you are interested in, whether you are researching your family history, studying the history of a house or are interested in local history, you will find the records and documents held of use.
The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you require advice and assistance.
For details regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page.
East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office also has an online catalogue that has information regarding documents and books held.
Opening Hours can be found by going to their visiting us page.
If visiting them on a weekday, please note they do not have on-site parking, but car parks are available in the town centre. The nearest car park is in Grayburn Lane which is off Lairgate, but other car parks are also available. The car park behind Treasure House is open for use on a Saturday, but this is a pay and display car park.
If travelling by bus or train, the Office is 10-15 minutes walk from these stations.
You have to book an appointment before visiting, it also being prudent to tell them what documents you wish to view.
The building is fully accessible, there being a hearing loop installed, a lift to the first floor and six parking spaces for blue badge holders at the Treasure House.
The coffee lounge on the first floor of Treasure House sells sandwiches, panini's, cakes, scones, muffins, pastries and hot and cold drinks.
You may use a digital camera, but a charge is made for using this service.
They are a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)
They hold resources relating to Kingston-upon-Hull, but do not have Parish Records.
It is necessary to let them know the reference numbers and descriptions of items you wish to consult the day before you intend to visit, the earlier the better and by noon at the latest. You can have 5 items at a time.
If you wish to peruse records on microfilm or microfiche, you have to book a microfilm or microfiche reader. Use of a digital camera is permitted, but a charge is made for this service. Charges are also made for other services such as photocopying and for printouts made from readers. To protect the documents, the use of portable scanners is forbidden.
It is necessary to think of taking a jumper or cardigan into the searchroom because this room is cooler to protect the archives. You can only write with pencils in the searchroom.
The Archive has a cafe in the Arcade area that sells sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Other eating establishments are available in the city.
If you are unable to visit in person, the Archive offers a research service.
The Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)