Hands on History

Old Grammar School, South Church Side
Hull HU1 1RR


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Hull City Archives

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


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


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.