Hands-on History Museum, Hull

Hands on History Museum, formerly The Old Grammar School
Hands on History Museum
South Church Side
Hull HU1 1RR

Opening Times:
Open 12noon to 4pm on the following Saturdays in 2014 -

13 and 27 September
11 and 25 October
8 and 22 November
6 and 20 December

(Check the website for up-to-date information)

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Hands on History, formally known as the Old Grammar School, can be traced back to 1347. Famous old boys include the 17th century poet Andrew Marvell and the 18th century slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce. The Tudor structure with its original brickwork and mullioned windows is now a listed building. Hands on History is partly housed in the adjoining Fish Street Day School which was built by the Church of England in 1871 but soon afterwards became a Board School.


Hands-on History, opened to the general public in 1988. It was designed as a curriculum resource centre for schools. The ground floor houses "Victorian Britain" a themed hands-on interactive exhibition which includes a Victorian school room. The first floor is home to "The Story of Hull and its People" - local social history displays and "Ancient Egypt" - life and death including tomb furniture and the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian priest.

Contact Details:
Telephone: 01482 300300

Email: museums@hullcc.gov.uk

Learning Programmes:

- Discover Egyptian Writing

- Every Object tells a Story
- Food for Thought
- Life in a Victorian Home

- Mummification!
- Victorian Christmas
- Victorian Grub
- Victorian School Days
- Victorian Toys and Games

Visit the Heritage Learning website (www.heritage-learning.com) for more information.


Victorian History, Local History, Ancient Egypt

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