Hands on History Museum

S Church Side, Hull HU1 1RR
711 South Church Side Hull England HU1 GB

Get a hands-on experience at this museum located in the Old Grammar School where the politician William Wilberforce studied. Wilberforce was also the leader of the movements to abolish the slave trade.

Learn the story of Hull and its people in the Story of Hull Gallery which has themes such as childhood, education, marriage, home and the world of work.

In the Victorian Gallery, touch, smell, and discover the lives of children living in Hull between 1837 and 1901. A Victorian childhood is truly brought to life here especially in the school room. Children and adults can also dress up in Victorian clothes and play with old toys, which is great fun.

Afterwards, be fascinated as you walk around the Egyptian Gallery which houses a genuine 2,600-year-old mummy and replicas of King Tutankhamen’s treasures.

With children and adults being able to touch and play with almost everything in this museum, it makes a great place to visit for the whole family.

Opening Times: Open 12 noon to 4pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month