Hull History Centre

Hull History Centre
Worship St
Kingston-upon-Hull
East Yorkshire
HU2 8BG
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

Explore our collections, services and events online

www.hullhistorycentre.org.uk

E-mail

Enquiries and mailing list

hullhistorycentre@hullcc.gov.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

01482 317500

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The History Centre brings together the material held by the City Archives and Local Studies Library with those held by the University of Hull and includes:
- the City’s borough archives, dating back to 1299
- records relating to the port and docks of Hull
- papers of companies and organisations reflecting Hull’s maritime history
- papers of notable individuals including Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin and Amy Johnson
- records relating to local and national politics and pressure groups
- over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and plans and newspapers

The Centre is open to everyone, free of charge.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tues 9.30 - 5.30
Wed 9.30 - 7.45
Thurs 9.30 - 5.30
Fri 9.30 - 5.30
Sat 9.00 - 4.30 on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

Closed: Sun, all bank holidays

Admission charges

No admittance charge

The collections date back over 700 years and have both local and national significance. They include:

Local and family history resources.
Maritime records including whaling log books, fishing crew lists and the records of the Ellerman's Wilson line
An extensive collection of Second World War records
Personal papers of literary figures including those of the poet Phillip Larkin, and the author Winifred Holtby
Records relating to local and national political figures, campaigners and pressure groups.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Sport, Social History, Personalities, Maritime, Literature, Law and Order, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Larkin
  • Ellerman's Wilson Line
  • Amy Johnson
  • Hull
  • Whaling
  • Family History
  • Census
  • Yorkshire Film Archive
  • University of Hull
  • Hull City Archives
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Stained Glass Window

  • 1 November 2014 9:30am-12:30pm

Who or what would you like to see in a stained glass window? Create a masterpiece to display at the History Centre or take it home with you. Use our Lego to bring your design to life.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Its Christmas!

  • 6 December 2014 9:30am-12:30pm

Design and make a Christmas card or a tree decoration taking inspiration from some historical designs. Help us make a giant Christmas tree out of Lego.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The Censorship of Horror Comics

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=234

Should young people´s reading material be censored? This resource investigates the debate surrounding horror comics and the Harmful Publications Bill of 1955, through examination of newspaper articles from the 1950s, collected by the pressure group the National Council for Civil Liberties.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Blue Socks - The School Uniform Debate

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=240

A resource about the debate over school uniform rules over the years, including the Blue Socks Case where pupils were banned from taking exams, or even suspended or excluded from school for not wearing the correct uniform.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Documenting our Past

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=561

Learn how to become a local historian by researching and interpreting old documents from the past.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Documenting Our Past

Led session.
A schools workshop for KS2 & 3.
Students develop key skills while exploring a timeline of Hull from its origins as Wyke to the Blitz and beyond through our archive and local studies collections.
This session complements Hull Museum Education's 'Tour Through Time' and 'Hull's Hidden History' led sessions.

Local History Pack - A how to guide

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=390

Tips and Sources for Local History research including a list of useful local history websites.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Women´s Rights - The Equal Pay Debate

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=235

A look at campaigns by women for equal employment rights in the 1940s.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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