Families at Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology

Dig in to a world of archaeological wonder and explore 235 million years of history. 

Come face to face with a life-sized Woolly Mammoth and discover real dinosaur fossils.

Explore a Celtic world and Roman market. 

Feel the weight of a knight’s chain mail and get dressed up medieval style!

Make a day of it in Museums Quarter

Why not bring your packed lunch to enjoy in the picnic area of Museums Quarter Garden? We’re also right next to the Streetlife Museum where you can hop aboard for more adventure!

School holidays with our museum

Looking for more? We offer a range of free, fun and family-friendly activities, events and themed trails. Check out the What’s on page to find out what's on during the school holidays.

Children’s Summer Archaeology Club

This summer holiday, Hull Museums, Hull Minster, Whitefriargate Heritage Action Zone and Humber Field Archaeology are working together with archaeologist Jonathan Farley to deliver a series of sessions at their sites where children can explore what it’s like to be an archaeologist through fun hands-on activities.

The sessions are part of the Healthy Holidays Hull programme which is funded by Hull City Council and the Department for Education as part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme. During the sessions, as well as taking part in lots of fun activities, children will get a free, healthy packed lunch. 
Sessions are free but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult for these sessions. Please only book a ticket for each child attending the session, accompanying adults DO NOT need to book a ticket.
The sessions are separate and don’t directly follow on from each other so it doesn’t matter if you can’t go to all of the sessions.

See the Summer Archaeology Club events

A man teaching a group of school children. They are surrounded by easels and artworks.

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