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The Hands on History Museum is housed in Hull's old Grammar School, built in the late sixteenth century. William Wilberforce studied here, and current displays explore the Story of Hull, including a fascinating ‘hands on’ glimpse into Victorian Childhood. An Egyptian gallery is also home to a 2,600 year old mummy and unique early replicas of King Tutankhamen’s treasures. The Hands on History Museum features exhibits related to: social history, decorative and applied art, costume and textiles, archaeology, fine art and archives. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: designated collection.

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en Hands on History

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

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative



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Opening hours

Open 12 noon to 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Old Grammar School South Church Side, Hull, England


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