History and heritage in Hull

Arctic Corsair

Wilberforce House, 36 High Street
Hull HU1 1NQ

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Come aboard Hull's last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour (access is limited). You'll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds. You can also find out more about the Arctic Corsair at the museum, which is free to enter and you do not need to book.

Beverley Guildhall & Community Museum

Beverley Guildhall, Register Square
Beverley HU17 9XX

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The Guildhall was the traditional seat of government in Beverley from 1501 until the late 20th century. The building has splendid rooms, including a courtroom with stucco ceiling and panels by Guiseppe Cortese dating from 1762, and historic furniture that has been in place since it was acquired in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable
Skirlaugh, Hull HU11 4LN

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Burton Constable Hall is set in 300 acres of natural parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and has been the home of the Constable family for over 400 years. This truly hidden gem offers unrivalled access to more than 30 rooms and its interiors of faded grandeur are filled with collections of exquisite furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century 'cabinet of curiosities', which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments to be found in any country house.

East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service

County Hall
Beverley HU17 9BA

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The archives and local studies service collects and looks after documents and local studies books about the East Riding of Yorkshire so that people can look at them and enjoy them. You can see collections in the archives and local studies research room of the Treasure House building in Beverley.

Fort Paull

Fort Paull Museum, Battery Road
Paull nr. Kingston Upon Hull HU12 8FP

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10 Acre Napoleonic Fortress on the banks of the Humber Estuary dating back to 1542 when the first fort was built in the reign of Henry VIII. Containing underground rooms and tunnels and a large events arena.Exhibits have a strong local content and the site also contains exhibits of the world's only Blackburn beverley aircraft and the berliner railcar.

Hands on History

Old Grammar School, South Church Side
Hull HU1 1RR

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The Hands on History Museum is housed in Hull's old Grammar School, built in the late 16th century. William Wilberforce studied here, and current displays explore the Story of Hull, including a fascinating 'hands on' glimpse into Victorian childhood.

Hedon Museum

Town Hall Complex, St Augustine Gate
Hedon HU12 8EX

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Aspects of the history of the town displayed, including civic life, trades, inns, education, the church & war memorabilia.The story of Hedon's medieval street names and the growth and decline of the port, once the 11th largest in England.

Hornsea Museum

11-17 Newbegin
Hornsea HU18 1AB

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Farmhouse occupied by the Burn family for nearly 300 years. Come and see how the family lived, worked and played here during the later Victorian era - farmhouse kitchen, parlour, bedroom, dairy and wash-house. Collections: Includes domestic and local history collections & photographs centred on Hornsea and north Holderness. There are currently over 2000 pieces of Hornsea Pottery on display in the new buildings opened in 2008.

Hull & East Riding Museum

Museums Quarter, High Street
Hull HU1 1NQ

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Located in the attractive Museums Quarter, Hull and East Riding Museum has seen a series of major developments since the 1980s. Highlights of the collections include the only dinosaur bones to have been found in East Yorkshire, mysterious Bronze Age warriors, and spectacular treasures from the Middle Ages.

Hull Guildhall Collection & the Hull Tapestry

Hull City Council, Guildhall
Hull HU1 2AA

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The Guildhall houses a fascinating and high quality public collection that includes fine art, sculpture, furniture, civic insignia and silver.

Hull Maritime Museum

Queen Victoria Square
Hull HU1 2AA

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The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler's craft of Scrimshaw and see a full-sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

Hull Remembers

22 Whitefriargate
Hull HU1 2EX

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Our hands-on exhibition centre displays images of Hull at war, artefacts from WW1 & II and a number of real, deactivated, weapons which may be handled by our visitors. We also offer a free military research service and can help to decypher complicated military records. Visits from schools, college, youth groups, clubs and societies are always welcome and we are also happy to bring a selection of our favourite artefacts along to you.

Maister House

160 High Street
Hull HU1 1NL

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18th-century merchant's house. Rebuilt in 1743 after a fire, this merchant's house survives from Kingston-upon-Hull's international trading heyday.

Museum of Club Culture, The

10 Humber Street
Hull HU1 3HB

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The world's first and only Museum of Club Culture spearheads the establishment of a creative and cultural quarter in Hull's idiosyncratic and historic Fruitmarket. The museum looks behind the stereotypes and champions the cultural significance of nightclubs and streetstyle and the important role that they have played in shaping modern culture. The museum's specialist and extensive archival collections include dress styles, artefacts, music, memorabilia, articles, books,international case studies,oral histories from clubbers, databases, illustrations, film, video and reportage photography chronicling the subterranean world of night-clubs throughout history.

RAF Holmpton Bunker Tours

Rysome Lane, Holmpton
Withernsea HU19 2RG

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The station started life in 1952 as a construction site and became operational as a 'Rotor' Radar Station in 1953. The technical site at Holmpton housed an R3 bunker comprising some 30,000sq ft of space set about 100ft below ground with the associated radars located directly above the bunker on a 36 acre secure site. RAF Holmpton offers public tours and an exhibition depicting over 50 years service of this major UK command centre. The exhibiton covers the first 25 years of radar, the subsequent use of the site for RAF Support Command and its current use today. Note: the bunker is currently closed to the public and will reopen in March 2016.

Skidby Windmill & Museum of East Riding Rural Life

Skidby
Cottingham HU16 5TF

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Yorkshire`s last working windmill, a Grade ll listed four-sailed tower mill built in 1821 and and commanding magnificent views over the beautiful East Yorkshire Wolds. Two galleries in the attached warehouses illustrate the agricultural and rural history of the area at the East Riding Museum of Rural Life.

Spurn Lightship

Hull Marina
Hull HU1 1TJ

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The Spurn Lightship guided ships safely through the treacherous River Humber for almost 50 years. Step aboard to discover how it was used as a navigational aid and find out what life was like on board.

Streetlife Museum of Transport

Museums Quarter, High Street
Hull HU1 1NQ

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Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940s high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.

Treasure House

East Riding Archives and Local Studies, Champney Road
Beverley HU17 9BA

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In its role as the museum of the East Riding, the Treasure House acts as a repository for artefacts, documents and photographs relating to the archaeology, geology and social history of the East Riding. Notable holdings include the South Cave Weapons Cache, a unique group of Iron age swords/speaheads and a collection of First World War uniforms, photographs and documents relating to the East Riding Yeomanry.

Wilberforce House Museum

Wilberforce House, 25 High Street
Hull HU1 1NQ

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Wilberforce House Museum explores the history of slavery, abolition and the legacy of slavery today. It is the birthplace of slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce.

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Hull Road
Withernsea, Holderness HU19 2DY

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Withernsea Lighthouse is an inland lighthouse standing in the middle of the town. The base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits with models and old photography recording the history of shipwrecks and the Withernsea lifeboats and crews who saved 87 lives between 1862 and 1913 and the history of the Spurn lifeboats.The local history room has Victorian and Edwardian photos including the pier and railway.

Hull City Archives

Hull History Centre, Hull City Council, Worship Street
Hull HU2 8BG

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If you are interested in the history of Hull, Hull City Archives holds a wealth of information, covering the rich and varied fortunes of the city, dating from the 13th century to the present day.

Hull History Centre

Worship St
Hull HU2 8BG

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The History Centre brings together the material held by the City Archives and Local Studies Library with those held by the University of Hull and includes: - the City's borough archives, dating back to 1299 - records relating to the port and docks of Hull - papers of companies and organisations reflecting Hull's maritime history - papers of notable individuals including Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin and Amy Johnson - records relating to local and national politics and pressure groups - over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and plans and newspapers The centre is open to everyone, free of charge.