Hands on

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to get hands-on with history? Now is your chance!

Hull Maritime are now running weekly object handling sessions. Visitors can meet our knowledgeable volunteers and explore a wide range of objects and images related to different aspects of Hull’s maritime history. Suitable for all-ages, you can choose the objects you would like to find out more about and explore them with our volunteers.

With sessions running every Thursday from 1-3pm on the streetscene at Streetlife Museum you will be able to explore objects related to the history of the River Hull. Since the 12th century when Monks from Meaux Abbey built a quay to trade their wool from, the River Hull has played an integral part in Hull’s maritime story. Using items from our handling collections we look at the goods traded, life and wildlife on the river and how the docks were expanded from the River Hull over the last 800 years.

Getting the chance to touch and feel real and replica historic artefacts can be incredibly exciting. The multisensory experience can help bring objects and their stories to life for everyone.

Date: 7th March 2024 - 9th May 2024 Recurs monthly on Thursday, but only the first instance of this set.

Location: Streetlife Museum High Street

Cost: Free, drop-in

Time: 13:00 - 15:00