Hands on History

Hands on History
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Open alternate Saturdays, 12pm - 4pm (see www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums for list of dates)

Admission charges

FREE

Part of a Designated Collection of national importance is on display here.

Collection details

Social History, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Victorian Gallery

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Victorian Gallery brings Victorian childhood to life.

Touch, smell and discover in our new hands-on space. Explore the lives of children living in Hull between 1837 and 1901.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,631289&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

The Story of Hull

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Story of Hull gallery at Hands on History explores life themes such as childhood, education, marriage, home and the world of work.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,631289&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Ancient Egypt

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Ancient Egypt gallery at Hands on History displays a genuine Egyptian mummy and an excellent collection of full size replicas of the treasures from the tomb of the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen made by Hull craftsmen for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,631289&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

A Passion for Fashion - Madame Clapham Revisited

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=409

Couture came to Hull when Madame Clapham opened her famous dress salon, with video clips of Art and Design students designing, making and showing a fashion collection.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Hands on History
Old Grammar School
South Church Side
Hull
East Yorkshire
HU1 1RR
England

Website

www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museums@hullcc.gov.uk

Telephone

01482 613902

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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