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Hands on History Museum

South Church Side | Hull Culture & Leisure, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1RR, England
+44 1482 613902
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Bizzare!

Based in the old Grammar School, it's perhaps understandable that one attraction is a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Bruce H
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Murton, United Kingdom
Great to fill an idle hour 😄

Strange opening hours so check before you visit. But if you enjoy telling your grandchildren what... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
John T
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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 and also features the Egyptian Gallery. This gallery is home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamen's treasures. THE MUSEUM IS OPEN EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM TWELVE O'CLOCK PM TO FOUR O'CLOCK PM AND ON EVERY FIFTH SATURDAY FROM 12 O'CLOCK PM - FOUR O'CLOCK PM IN MONTHS IN WHICH FIVE SATURDAYS OCCUR. PLEASE CHECK THE HULL CULTURE & LEISURE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT
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South Church Side | Hull Culture & Leisure, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1RR, England
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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?

Thank Bruce H
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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

Thank John T
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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.

Thank Felicity69Hull
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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.

Thank Lisa R
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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

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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

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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

Thank linztrees
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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

Thank lmorgan2015
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Not very big and only open occasionally. The Egypian exhibition, complete with mummy is worth a look.

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

First floor is all about victorians with toys to play with rocking horse ect, victorian clothes to try on and lots of information to read. Second floor is a room about Egyptians with a mummification. We all loved it. first time here due to it...More

Thank natalieomak
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