Hull History Centre

Hull History Centre holds resources relating to the history of the city of Hull and surrounding areas, but does not have Parish Records.  There are, however, over 330,000 items in their collections on many different kinds of medium, which include books, videos, CD/DVDs, maps, pamphlets, microfilm and cassettes.

Whatever subject you are interested in, whether you are researching your family history, conducting research for a school, college or university assignment, 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.

Information about Hull History Centre


Hull History Centre
Worship Street 
HU2 8BG 

Telephone Number:

01482 317500


For information about their opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page.  An online catalogue is also available that contains details of documents and books held.

Opening Hours can be found by going to their opening hours page.

The Archive is situated on Worship Street, close to the New Theatre.  If travelling by train, the Office is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Paragon Exchange, which is the rail and bus station), or 5 minutes walk from the Park and Ride bus stop situated on Wilberforce Drive, Queens Gardens.

A car park is available at the Office, but if this is full, long-stay parking is available in George Street (multi-storey), Pryme Street (multi storey), Francis Street and Trippett Street.

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 search room because this room is cooler to protect the archives.  You can only write with pencils in the search room.

The Archive has a refreshment trolley in the Arcade area that sells sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks.  Other eating establishments are available in the city.  

Free WiFi is available in the building, including the Arcade area.

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).

For further details of Record Offices in the East Riding, please view my page regarding East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office.

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