Hull History Centre

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

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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Hull History Centre building
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Hull History Centre is the home of Hull's written heritage.

The city and University of Hull have united their archives and local studies resources in a pioneering partnership.

The project is Heritage Lottery Funded and provides an opportunity for the archives and local studies resources to become part of the culture of the city.

The Centre is open to everyone, free of charge.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mon 9.30 - 19.45
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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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