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Hands on History Museum

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burn a couple of hours

not the biggest museum in hull but worth popping in , theres always something interesting to look... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Flash C
Great, interactive museum

Had a fantastic visit this afternoon with my partner, 3yo and baby. Lots of interaction with the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Kirsty M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Entry to the museum is free. Hands on History includes a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the Story of Hull...more
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South Church Side | Hull Culture & Leisure, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1RR, England
+44 1482 613902
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

not the biggest museum in hull but worth popping in , theres always something interesting to look at, always clean and tidy with friendly staff

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flash C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic visit this afternoon with my partner, 3yo and baby. Lots of interaction with the displays, including dress up, toys and smelly things to sniff, this is a great museum for the kids and it's a shame it's not open more often.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Based in the old Grammar School, it's perhaps understandable that one attraction is a reconstruction of a classroom - however, why the Egyptian artefacts?

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Strange opening hours so check before you visit. But if you enjoy telling your grandchildren what things were like ‘when you were a lad’ it can be a great 45min to 1 hour session. You are encouraged to dress up using the smocks and uniforms...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John T
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A wonderful exhibition about Hull through the ages. Then a separate area for the Eygptian display, which was fantastic. Sat in the corner of Trinity Square, this really is a hidden gem.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Felicity69Hull
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Really enjoyed this museum. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trouble. Had a great trip here. Plenty to do for children and fascinating.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The kids love this place. Shame its only open twice a month! 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month. Council cut backs ensured that visiting this fabulous building is limited. Dress up in historical clothes play at Victorian teachers then travel upstairs to a journey...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Hands on History Museum is housed in the old 17th century Grammar School in Hull where William Wilberforce studied. It is worth seeing both for the building and for the displays on the story of Hull and its people including glimpse into Victorian times,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I never knew about this museum but popped in for a look as we were passing this weekend. The museum is fantastic!! Downstairs has a Victorian theme with toys/dressing up clothes and school desks, upstairs is history from Egyptian times up to present day. Shame...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank linztrees
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A little gem with a real mummy, and also a copy of some of the furniture from Tutankhamun's tomb. Also has an interesting display of victorian Hull. What a shame it is only open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month. Hull City...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank lmorgan2015
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