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Carnegie Heritage Centre

A Community Resource for Local and Family History

Due to the Coronavirus situation the Carnegie Heritage Centre will be closed to visitors until further notice.

It is still possible to buy from our on line shop and any queries can be sent to

carnegiehull@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01482 561216

The Carnegie Heritage Centre is a resource that can be accessed by people with an interest in both Local and Family history.
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.

Opening Times when we are back in:-

Tuesday & Friday 9.30 until 3 pm—Open House – pop in and see us with your queries or research.
Monday mornings during term time we hold 5 week Family History courses, for beginners and intermediate.-these will not be started until January 2021 at the earliest

We will not be starting any talks until next year


Carnegie News

We can announce that our new film 'Cod & Communism' is now available to stream on this web-site.

You can also purchase copies of the DVD if you wish. Versions with or without subtitles are available from our on-line shop.

Calling all Road Hauliers with exhibition models of transport from the Hull Area. Our proposed exhibition of Road Haulage vehicles could not be held this year but we do envisage holding it early 2021 and invite you to bring your lorry to display at this exhibition.

Please contact the centre on Tel. 01482 561216 or email carnegiehull@hotmail.co.uk

Carnegie on-line shop is still open so place your orders with confidence.

Publications for Sale

We aim to promote interest in and celebration of the rich History and Heritage of the city of Kingston upon Hull by selling publications about the city. We now offer for sale a variety of new books, booklets, maps, CDs and DVDs in our on-line shop. Using the link to the shop here or the menu above will give you an idea of the kinds of items we have in stock. We are able to send goods to Hull people wherever in the world they live.

We also have a limited and often changing variety of quality used books for sale on E Bay. Our user name is carnegieheritagecentreltd if you want to find us.

Educational Resources for Local and Family History

As a resource for both Local and Family History we have thousands of digitised old photographs of Hull and surrounding areas, over 350 box files of information about people, buildings, streets etc. of Hull, a nearly full set of Hull Daily Mail flashbacks which have been catalogued for easy access. We have two map cabinets with old maps of Hull and district along with an extensive range of local history books and free on-line access to Ancestry Library.Com.

A group of our volunteers have researched and put together books on the WW1 & WW2 casualities from this area which are accessible to read when you visit the centre. A couple of the volunteers have visited France & Belgium over 6 years and taken photos of the grave stones of all East Yorkshire casualties from this area so if you have a relative buried over there we will have a photo of their grave stone..

Protecting the Carnegie Heritage Centre

We aim to protect and preserve the former Carnegie library as a building of architectural and historical significance, and use it to provide a resource for the provision of education in local and family history. The building was designed by local man Joseph Hirst and built in 1905 with funds provided by the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is designed in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement and is a Grade II listed building. The building was opened in 1905 by Sir James Reckitt who was chairman of the Libraries Committee of Hull City Council. The building ceased being a library in 2001 and the Carnegie Heritage Action Team was formed in 2006 with the aim of rescuing the building from further decline. We opened in January 2008 as Carnegie Heritage Centre.

As well as providing a home for the activities of the Carnegie Heritage Centre, we hold resources for the East Yorkshire Family History Society and the Old Kingstonians Association. We host meetings of both Hull and District Philatelic Society and the North Eastern Railway Association. We also accommodate The Bindery, a local book binding service run by David Robinson and Steve Ingram.

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Carnegie Heritage Centre Ltd, 342 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 6JA – Registered Office. Registered Charity Number 1131585

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