Plan your visit

Friendly, accessible and free for everyone to enjoy – Hands on History Museum is open to visitors twice a month.

Opening hours

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


Last admission: 15 minutes before closing time.

Holiday closures

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


Baby change
Gift shop
Toilets (including accessible toilets)
Venue hire
Wheelchair hire

Where to find us

You’ll find us on Trinity Square in Hull’s Old Town, next to Hull Minster.

Hands on History Museum
South Church Side

General enquiries: 01482 300 300

By bus

Hull bus station (Paragon Interchange) is just a 15-minute walk away.

Alternatively, the nearest bus stop is on Alfred Gelder Street.

By train

Hull train station is also situated 15-minutes walk away at Paragon Interchange.

With regular connections to York, Sheffield, Manchester and beyond.

By car

We’re easily accessible by car. You’ll find parking nearby on South Church Side, Silver Street, Market Place, Osbourne Street and Lowgate. All within a few minutes of the museum.

By bike

Cycling here? You can park your bike for free at Revolution Cycle Hub in Trinity Market. Just a 2-minute walk away.

Check out Travel Hull’s cycle map for routes.

Floor Plan

Plan your visit by downloading the Hands On History Museum Floor Plan (PDF)


We want the Hands on History Museum to be accessible to all our visitors. That’s why we have extra info and resources available to help you plan your visit – from easy-read guides to wheelchair hire. Visit our dedicated access page to find out more.

Access info and guides


It’s free to visit Hands on History Museum and you don’t need to book. We’re only open two days each month so be sure to check before you visit. 

However, if you’re visiting with a large group (15 or more), please let us know by getting in contact with us at

Food and drink

Hull Market / local offer

There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. 

Visit Trinity Room at Hull Minster, for a taste of local history alongside your food. 

Or why not try the Food Hall at Trinity Market, just a few minutes walk from the museum? With over 20 vendors offering all sorts from baked spuds to bubble tea, you’re sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds.


Trinity Room menu is available on their website:

And you can get a flavour of what to expect at Trinity Market here:

Opening hours

Trinity Room at Hull Minster is open Tue–Sat, 10am–4pm

Find us

Trinity Room
Trinity Square, Hull HU1 1RR

Trinity Indoor Market
Trinity House Ln, Hull HU1 2JH

Gift shop

Visit our shop to discover a range of Egyptian and Victorian themed books and gifts.

Events and exhibitions

We’re only open two days each month, so be sure to check before you visit. You can also take a look at What’s on at Hands on History Museum for our latest events. Or why not add to your day out by visiting another of our museums nearby?


You’re welcome to take photos for personal, non-commercial use when you visit. Be sure to share your snaps with us on social media:

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