Hands on History Museum
Hands on History Museum
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From local history to global treasure, take a walk through the ages in Hull’s Old Town There’s so much history to get your hands on in our museum. Uncover the Story of Hull. See what life was like in Victorian times. And come face to face with a 2,600-year-old mummy! Where else can you hop from locally-made textiles to King Tutankhamun’s treasures? Find us in the old Grammar School where Hull’s famous abolitionist William Wilberforce once studied. ***The museum is open every second and fourth Saturday of each month from 12 noon to 4pm.
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K B
24 contributions
Oct 2020
A brilliant few hours to be spent in here exploring and learning. As suggested, it is largely 'hands-on', with practical things for the kids to do. There's a darkened room with a mummy in there, a school room with the opportunity to learn how school and household tasks were completed in the past, plus a Punch and Judy. Interesting, educating and keeps the kids occupied! Good to visit when going to Holy Trinity Church and/or King Billy Statue
Written 8 October 2020
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,694 contributions
Oct 2019
It is ok and a good thing to help children get to know about and understand some of their heritage. The museum is really geared more towards young children who want to do crafts and dress up.
Written 24 October 2019
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Calum M
North Ferriby, UK229 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
It’s not as good as ‘the transport museum’ which is also free. A few interesting things to do and see. (Our 2 kids - 4 and 12) loved it but I was very underwhelmed.
If you only have limited time, there are other places to see which are much more interesting.
Written 24 March 2019
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Nat_Corrinne
Taghazout, Morocco6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Have visited this museum for many years since being very young, many happy memories here! Stopped by to see how it had changed and was happy to see many of the original fun parts still in fantastic condition and use! Wandered a little to find an Egyption Exhibit we were totally unaware was in the city, great find!

Only points for improvement would be more opening hours and to advertise this amazing little place more! It deserves the love!
Written 7 February 2019
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Flash C
72 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
not the biggest museum in hull but worth popping in , theres always something interesting to look at, always clean and tidy with friendly staff
Written 20 September 2018
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Kirsty M
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK25 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written 11 August 2018
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Bruce H
Murton, UK450 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Based in the old Grammar School, it's perhaps understandable that one attraction is a reconstruction of a classroom - however, why the Egyptian artefacts?
Written 1 April 2018
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John T
6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
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 provided, and use the oldtime school room, exploring the desks and their contents. Don’t forget to go down into the old kitchen and toilet area. The Egyptian exhibition seems a little out of place but still can stimulate a young mind with a bit of help.
Written 1 April 2018
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Felicity69Hull
Hull603 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
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.
Written 4 November 2017
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Lisa R
76 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
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.
Written 4 November 2017
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