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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.

Visit us

Discover our latest events and programmes.


Find out about our hands-on collections and displays.


Visitor info and access guides to help you plan your visit.

The history of our museum

At over 300 years old, our building has many stories to tell!

Get involved

Explore what we offer for local schools and learners.


Discover our latest vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Opening hours

We’re open twice a month, on the second and fourth Saturday.


Last admission: 15 minutes before closing time.

We’re closed between 24–28 December and on 1 January.

Find us

Hands on History Museum
South Church Side


Baby change
Gift shop
Toilets (including accessible toilets)
Venue hire
Wheelchair hire
Access info and guides

A woman and a girl taking part in a craft activity.

Support us

Like what we do? There are plenty of ways you can support your local museums and help bring world-class cultural experiences to Hull for years to come.

Find out how you can support us