History Around Hull

Teachers' notes and linked activities

Curriculum Links

KS1 History - Changes within living memory

KS2 History  - A local history study

Learning Objectives:
Knowledge and understanding of the development of Hull 1700 - 1900

Skills to learn in museums and take pride in the local area through learning more about it

Investigate the history of Hull, its development, trade and people through a journey down historic High Street. The development of Hull between 1700 and 1900 saw many significant changes as the cityís trade and industry expanded. 

Explore important buildings and residents of High Street, examine documents, artefacts and evidence of events that have shaped our city into the Hull we know today. The following pages are packed with information and inspirational ideas for investigating local history.

Why not start your investigation with a short tour of High Street? Join the pupils of Sydney Smith as they look at key areas with tour guide, Paul Schofield. 


(This resource has been developed in partnership with Hull Local Studies Library and local schools to support the Primary Local History themes and GCSE History. We would like to thank the staff and pupils of Newland School for Girls and Sydney Smith for their help and support.)

Led Session: Tour through Time: Hullís Historic High Street

Heritage Learning offer a range of led sessions and resources to help you explore the history of Hull. Their led session 'Tour Through Time: Hull's Historic High Street allows pupils to unlock the history of Hull's 900-year history. 

Two-hour led session at  Heritage Learning Centre  -KS 1 & KS2

(History, Geography, Citizenship) 

Discover the clues, unlock the secrets and encounter 900 years of Hullís history - in one street! This exciting new tour brings the history of Hullís High Street alive. It consists of a one-hour tour followed by a one-hour object handling session (ICT option available).

Session includes:

  • time detective investigations
  • historic 'thinking hats'
  • human timeline
  • object handling


Heritage Learning

Tel: 01482 318733


Visit the Heritage Learning website (link below) for more information on schools workshops and led sessions.

Document icon Learning article provided by: Hull and East Riding Museum | 

Comment on this page

  • Posted by ALEC GILL on 11/05/2009

    Well Done Paul, I enjoyed watching some of your video clips - highly informative and clearly expressed. Keep up your good work. Cheers, Alec Gill

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