Hull History Centre

Humber Museums Partnership - Hull History Centre

The History Centre brings together the material held by the City Archives and Local Studies Library, with those held by the University of Hull. Material includes the City’s borough archives; records relating to the port and docks of Hull; papers reflecting Hull’s maritime history; papers of notable individuals including Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce; and over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and plans relating to Hull and the East Riding.

WHAT’S HERE

The Hull History Centre brings together collections of local, regional and national importance relating to the city of Hull and the surrounding areas, Hull’s maritime history, its World War 2 records, political figures and pressure groups and prominent figures in literature and drama.

The Hull History Centre holds a significant amount of material relating to the First World War. These can also be found online on the Hull History Centre website.

Admission to the Hull History Centre is free.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.

Events

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Letter Press Printing - 28th November 2017

Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

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Letter Press Printing - 28th November 2017

Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - 6th December 2017

Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advance booking essential.   To book your place …

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - 6th December 2017

Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place …