Hands on History Museum

The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Entry to the museum is free.

Hands on History includes a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the Story of Hull and also features the Egyptian Gallery. This gallery is home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamen’s treasures.

How to find the Hands on History Museum

The Hands on History Museum is in Trinity Square, in Hull's old town, next to the Holy Trinity Church.


Hands on History Museum
South Church Side

General Enquiries - 01482 300 300

School and Group Booking - 01482 318733

Opening times - 12noon to 4pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month




Public transport

Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a 15 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Myton Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street. 


There are limited pay and display car parking bays nearby. The nearest council car parks are Osbourne Street multi-storey car park and Lowgate pay and display car park on Wilberforce Drive.

Wheelchair access

Many resources such as books and puppets located in the Victorian storytelling area on the raised balcony can be brought down onto the ground floor for use by visitors with mobility restrictions. 

Hearing and visually impaired patrons

Braille and sign language alphabet blocks are available in the Victorian storytelling area.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Gift shop

Our gift shop offers a range of Egyptian and Victorian related giftware and books for all ages.