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Using Hull History Centre: Arcade

Guide to how to use the facilities at Hull History Centre including the Local Studies Library, Searchroom, online catalogue, copying and referencing, and the Arcade.

“Taking a break can lead to breakthroughs”

Russell Eric Dobda 

The Arcade Facilities

This space is somewhere to relax, take in an exhibition, and have a drink to refresh yourself before getting back to your research.

Facilities include:

  • Coffee Cart, where you can purchase hot and cold drinks, and light snacks
  • Seating, where you can sit, take a break, and eat your packed lunch or purchased snacks
  • Exhibition space, where you can explore our free exhibitions

Taking a Break

Research takes concentration, make sure you give your brain a rest.

Taking regular breaks helps you to:

  • Stay focused
  • Process what you have done so far and what you still need to do
  • Set yourself mini-goals to achieve before each break
  • Stay hydrated and warm up (archives can be cold places to work)