Rainy Day Activities: Meet a mummy at the Hands on History Museum

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Converted from the oldest secular building in Hull, the Hands on History Museum provides a fascinating insight into history from across the globe.

Formerly the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce (leader of the movement to abolish slave trade) studied, Hull’s oldest secular building is now home to the Hands on History Museum.

In the museum, you can get a first hand look at the story of Hull in Victorian times with a variety of props, sets and exhibits. See the clothes that everyday people wore (dressing up optional!) and learn about the games they played to entertain themselves. There is also an Egyptian Gallery, home to an authentic 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamun's treasures.

The Hands on History Museum offers free entry to all and is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month between 12-4pm.

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