Carnegie Heritage Centre

A Community Resource for Local and Family History


Offering research and learning facilities to the general public


Protecting and preserving the Carnegie building in Hull

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Our aims are to protect and preserve the Carnegie building and to offer research and learning facilities to the general public.
The centre has an amazing wealth of data about Hull’s history and people’s memories of it.
Everyone is welcome to call in and see our resources.

All enquiries

01482 561216


map of where Carnegie Heritage Centre is located in Hull

Main Events

Tuesday & Friday 9.30 until 3 pm—Open House – pop in and see us with your Local History enquiries or research for your Family History.

Monday mornings during term time we hold 5 week Family History courses, at beginners or intermediate level. They start at10am and end at 12.30pm. See Whats On/Courses.

Monday afternoons throughout the year except bank holidays there is a family history helpdesk from 1pm to 3pm provided by the East Yorkshire Family History Society (EYFHS).

Carnegie talks are on the last Wednesday morning of the month but are not held during August or December. See the coming list of talks under Whats On/Talks. Talks cost £3.00 per person.

Other Events

Book Sales. We hold a second hand local history book sale at the centre most years on an ad hoc basis. These are usually held on Saturday mornings.

Book Sales. We regularly attend the annual local history book fair at Hull Minster in September.

Exhibitions. We hold at least two exhibitions a year where often these are held on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm.

The EYFHS are holding talks quarterly on the second Sunday afternoon in March, June, September and December. Doors open 1.30pm with the talk starting at 2pm.


for sale in our shop

  • All books for sale relate to the history of Hull
    – all in one place.
  • All deliveries via Royal Mail
  • Second hand books for sale
    at the centre and on eBay

Family Research

Use our resources to trace your family

Old family photo
  • Free access to the centre (see opening hours)
  • Hundreds of files and indexed materials
  • Access to archives, books, historical documents and maps

History of Hull

A learning resource for the community

  • Updated computers and access to high speed internet
  • Knowledgeable volunteers
    on hand
  • Courses, Talks and Events/Exhibitions