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Archaeology: Archives

Hull History Centre

Hull History Centre is the home for Hull City Archives, Hull Local Studies Library and Hull University Archives. It is open to staff, students and the public alike. The Centre holds vast quantities of material relating to a number of subjects and research areas. Explore the website to learn more about the History Centre, our top tips on planning your visit and details of our collections.

History Centre Catalogue

Contact Us

Simon Wilson
University Archivist
01482 317502

General Enquiries
01482 317500
Hull History Centre
Worship Street

Archaeology Resources

There are various resources available at Hull History Centre for those studying Archaeology. Records include local estate plans and maps, council records for the city showing Hull's development and numerous secondary sources relating to archaeology in the local area. It is well worth checking with us if you have a specific topic to see if we have any appropriate records.

How to find Archives

Archives are often comprised of unique documents, meaning that locating them can sometimes be tricky. Unlike secondary sources, which may be in various libraries throughout the country, archival records are held in one specific repository. Therefore you may need to travel in order to view the documents or be prepared to pay for copies. Below are a number of search engines that can help you locate archival material relevant to your subject


Click here for a guide to Finding archive material, including information about the national search-engines listed below.

National Search Engines

The National Archives Discovery - Allows the user to search more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archive offices across the UK. Over 9 million records are available for download.  TNA Discovery incorporates the old data sets and user interfaces for Access to Archives and the National Register of Archives.

It also incorporates browse and search facilities for record offices across the UK (previously accessed as ARCHON).  To search for an archive office, scroll down the Discovery home page to the "Find an archive" box.

Archives Hub - Provides details of archival collections held in UK Universities and Colleges