Now a couple of years old the Hull History Centre is home for nearly 2 miles of archives. It is well worth a visit.
Key exhibits and archives include
- The charter of 1299 which marks the birth of Hull as a strategic port.
- The most extensive range of WW2 records nationally
- The personal letters of pioneering aviator Amy Johnson,
- The personal papers of Philip Larkin and author Winifred Holtby
- Archives relating to anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce,
- National Council for Civil Liberties now named Liberty’s historical archives are maintained by the University of Hull but accessed through the Hull History Centre.
- Whaling logs, crew lists and a wealth of local history and maritime records.
- Family history and records are a key asset for the Hull history centre
- The East Riding of Yorkshire Family History Society will be able to help you with researching your surname.
- The Genealogical Research Directory is published annually and contains lists of names being researched.
- The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) and the Society of Genealogists also maintain lists.
- ‘There’s no point spending hours going through old records if your gran can tell you it all anyway.’ HHC
Facilities at Hull History Centre
- Computer and microfilm zone including the Yorkshire Film archive online.
- Conservation room and the ability to donate and deposit your records for preservation.
- Lecture theatre for various events
- library and search room
- Inner and outer arcades including cafe and exhibition space.
South Riding audio CD from the East Riding Feminist Winifred Holtby