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

Admission charges


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
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A Passion for Fashion - Madame Clapham Revisited


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.


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

Hands on History
Old Grammar School
South Church Side
East Yorkshire






01482 300300

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