Explore old boats at Hull and East Riding Museum

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Don’t miss the Hull and East Riding Museum where you will find a woolly mammoth and one of the world’s oldest boats.

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Did you know some of the oldest boats in the world were discovered in East Yorkshire? Between 1937 and 1963 three boats were found on the bank of the River Humber. They were dated at around 2000 years old and were the oldest sailing vessels of their type to ever be found. Tools also discovered at the site indicate that there may have been an ancient boat yard at the site to which sailors from all over Europe travelled.

One of these boats is now on display at the Hull and East Riding Museum, part of a collection of 8 free museums in Hull’s city centre.

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