What to see at Hands on History Museum

There’s a whole world of history to get your hands on across our three galleries. Discover fascinating archaeological artefacts alongside important social history from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Housed in the Old Grammar School, the building itself is well worth the visit. Dating back to 1583 it’s Hull’s oldest secular building.

The Ancient Egypt Gallery

Step back in time with our fascinating collection of Egyptian artefacts. Discover a genuine Egyptian mummy alongside finely crafted, full-size replicas of treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Made by Hull craftsmen, the replicas themselves are a piece of history – dating back to the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, Wembley.

The Story of Hull Gallery

Explore the fascinating story of Hull and the people who lived and worked here. Objects explore themes such as childhood, education, marriage, home and the world of work.

The Victorian Gallery

Discover what local life was like for children during the Victorian era. Get hands on with the sights and smells of 1837–1901 in our interactive space.

Explore our collections

Find out more about our unique collections and discover some hand-picked highlights