Humberside Things to Do

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Humberside Things to Do

  • Streetlife Museum of Transport

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    This museum tells the story of 200 years of transport in Hull. Downstairs is a museum combining transport (trams, a hansom carriage and veteran cars) with a 1940s street. The street includes a chemist shop containing the actual fittings from an establishment belonging to Mr Henry Castelow at 159 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, which were rescued when the...

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  • The Trolley Bus Museum at Sandtoft

    Scunthorpe Things to Do

    The old airfield at Sandtoft near Doncaster has a museum that is dedicate to trolley buses. Here you can see buses from mainly England but there are some examples from other countries too. Three are always in operation and your ticket gives you as many free rides as you wish through your visit. You are given an old 1d as you pay to enter the museum...

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  • Larkin Trail

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    I have to confess that before visiting Hull, the only poem by Larkin with which I was familiar was the one about parents, which I will not quote here. Larkin was not born in the city, but moved here in his early thirties to become University Librarian, becoming one of the most famous literary figures associated with the city. Larkin's...

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  • Fish Trail

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Seven Seas Fish Trail was created by the artist Gordon Young for the 1992 Hull Festival. There are 41 different representations of fish to find in the pavements of the Old Town. If you manage to complete them all you can claim a certificate from the Tourist Information Centre. I didn't do this, though I think we probably came across most of...

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  • Maritime Museum

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    If you arrive in Hull by train or bus at the Paragon interchange, and walk to the city centre, the Maritime Museum is the first museum you are likely to find, opposite the Tourist Information Centre. Like the other museums operated by Hull City Council, it is free to enter, and it is a good place to find out about the maritime heritage which is an...

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  • Old Town Trail

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    We purchased an 'Old Town Trail' leaflet from the Tourist Information Office in City Hall for £2 and followed the route around the old town. The leaflet contains just the right amount of background information so that you know what you are looking at. The route starts at City Hall and includes: The Ferens Art Gallery, Monument Bridge, Princes...

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  • Hands On History Museum

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Hands On History Museum is located in a historic building which was once the Hull Grammar School, together with an adjoining building which was also formerly a school. I was lucky enough to visit it on a day when they were running guided tours of the building for Heritage Open Day. The guides pointed out some of the features, including the...

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  • Hull and East Riding Museum

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Hull and East Riding Museum is situated in a building which was originally the Customs House. Ambitiously, the displays start with the Big Bang, then the creation of the Earth, before narrowing down a bit to the history of East Yorkshire from the Stone Age, complete with a woolly mammoth. Fourth century Roman mosaics from Rudston are displayed...

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  • Holy Trinity Parish Church

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    Holy Trinity Church was founded in 1285, and the last of the building was consecrated in 1435.. It is said to be the largest parish church in the county by area, and it certainly seems more like a small cathedral than a church. Only one of the original twelve medieval chantry chapels remains: the Broadley chapel (formerly the de la Pole chapel)....

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  • Queen's Gardens

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    As a fan of parks and gardens, I always make a point of visiting a park when I'm in a city. Queens Gardens was originally the site of the first dock in Hull. It was closed in 1930 and converted into a pleasant green space with ponds and fountains. It is now often used for events such as the Hull Freedom Festival and the Jazz Festival. There...

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  • Museum Quarter

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    Hull Museum Quarter contains four museums run by Hull City Council: Hull and East Riding Museum Streetlife Museum Wilberforce House The Arctic Corsair There is also an attractive knot garden and a n artwork of a toad, inspired by a Philip Larkin poem.

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  • Spurn Lightship

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Spurn Lightship was built in Goole in 1927 and served for almost 50 years as a navigational aid in the River Humber. It is 100 feet long and weighs 203 tonnes. Each member of the crew would spend four hours on duty and eight hours off. Whilst off duty they would play cards, make model ships and supplement their rations by fishing. Each crew...

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  • Tidal Surge Barrier

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    This massive structure, designed by Shankland Cox Associates, provides an essential defence against the flooding of the city. The barrier, which weights 202 tonnes, pivots around and is lowered into the mouth of the river Hull to dam it against the approach of exceptionally high tides from the North Sea via the Humber. It dominates the view from...

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  • Scale Lane Foot Bridge

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    Scale Lane Bridge, a new, 'unique, state of the art' swinging footbridge (designed by McDowell and Benedetti) which opened in June 2013, linking the east bank of the river Hull to the Old Town. It opens to allow boats through, but we weren't lucky enough to see this. It is designed like a pinball flipper and can be opened whilst pedestrians are on...

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  • Wilberforce House

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    Wilberforce House is of some architectural interest, being the best surviving example in Hull of a 17th century merchant's house. However, it is best known as the home of the Wilberforce family from 1730 to 1832, and hence the birthplace on 24 August 1759 of the future anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce. The house is now a museum about...

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  • The Deep

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Deep, a giant aquarium housing over 3,500 fish (and quite a few penguins, frogs, cockroaches and other creatures). The iconic building designed by architects Terry Farrell and Partners opened in 2002 and has become the UK’s most commercially successful Millennium project. The tour starts at the top (level 3) and visitors descend a ramp...

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  • Arctic Corsair

    Kingston upon Hull Things to Do

    The Arctic Corsair is a 1960s sidewinder trawler now permanently moored in the river Hull adjacent to the Museums Quarter. It opened to the public in 1999. Visit is by guided tour, during which, real trawlermen share their experiences of life on board. It is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between late March and early November. To book...

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