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History Around Hull


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. Visit our teacherís information page for details of led sessions to complement this subject.


This learning journey 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.

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.


Curriculum Links

Primary Local History Themes / Topics

KS1/2 History Unit 18 - What was it like to live here in the past?

KS4 GCSE History - Coursework Unit: History Around Us



Inspiring Learning for All - Learning Objectives:

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the development of Hull 1700 - 1900
  • To develop a positive attitude to learning in museums
  • To develop a pride in the local area through learning about its development


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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