Discover the best top things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom (UK) including Streetlife Museum of Transport, Arctic Corsair, East Park, Hull's Old Town, Hull & East Riding Museum, The Humber Bridge, Ferens Art Gallery, Burton Constable Hall, Hull Maritime Museum, Hull Truck Theatre.
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**PLEASE BE AWARE - STREETLIFE WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY BUT WILL OPEN AS USUAL FOR THE REST OF THE EASTER WEEKEND INCLUDING EASTER SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY** Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Admission to the Streetlife Museum is free. Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940's high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.
Impressed with the quality and quantity of the exhibits. It is certainly a good place to go if the weather is doubtful. We had to pay for parking nearby but otherwise the museum was free.There is certainly far more to see than in many museums that charge for admission.j
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Come aboard Hull's last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour (access is limited). You'll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds. Our free guided tours are the only way to see inside the Arctic Corsair (please note restricted opening times on right). Before each tour starts you can watch a short 10 minute action film - Life at Sea - in the Arctic Corsair visitor centre (next to the Hull and East Riding Museum). You can also find out more about the Arctic Corsair at the museum, which is free to enter and you do not need to book.
Tours onto the ship are available and led by experienced Ex. Trawler men or by volunteers who have been well trained up by them. The length of tour is usually about 1 hour but my tour lasted 1 hour 40 minutes because of the level of interest and questions. A real eye-opener for those without any previous knowledge of the deep-sea fishing industry and also a shock to learn of the working conditions and practices that were in place up to as recently as the 1960's.
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Big park - best bit is the enclosure with wallabies. And the water splash ride that is occasionally open - occasionally.
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Joined a guided evening tour of the old town, which illuminated the history and quirks of a fascinating part of the city, helped along by pints of real ale quaffed in the several ancient inns & taverns that are dotted about.
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***PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY, BUT WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL FOR THE REST OF THE EASTER WEEKEND, INCLUDING EASTER SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY*** Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun. Walk through an Iron Age village, enter a Roman bath house and look at the stunning mosaics. Discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see our horde of Viking treasure
After a visit to the noisy "The Deep" aquarium, this was a welcome change. Fascinating museum with modern features, but not succumbing to the trend of adding so many "multimedia" thingies that the actual exhibits nearly get lost among them. Focus is on archaeology from prehistory to Roman times. Great and well-described exhibits.
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The bridge once held the world record as the longest single span suspension bridge for cars but it remains the longest in the world over which to walk or cycle. More than 100,000 vehicles use the bridge each week, travelling between East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, with the majority using the HumberTAG electronic tolling system.
This is an experience not to be missed, whatever the weather. Every day gives something different. Sun, fog, low cloud, wind, rain, snow, ice. They all add something different to this amazing feat of engineering. Walk it, cycle it, drive it. Just do it. you will be pleased you did. The views can be very atmospheric. And remeber; this is yet another Licolnshire (OK I know partly Yorkshire too (spit!)) that was number one in its field for years. It still is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world that can be crossed on foot.
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Ferens Art Gallery re-opened to the public on Friday 13 January 2017 following its £5.1m refurbishment, celebrating the start of Hull's year as UK City of Culture. Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary Exhibitions. The Gallery has a varied education and events programme that includes tours, talks and art workshops. The gallery's first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans the medieval period to the present day. These include European Old Masters, particularly Dutch and Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, including video. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.
A really lovely medium sized art gallery in the centre of Hull. A warm welcome when you enter and, has been said before, you are invited to start on the left and move from room to room following the various centuries from 16th to 21st. There are fine art on display and the paintings would satisfy the most discerning of tastes.
There is also a very fine cafe within the gallery and staffed by really nice and friendly personal.
We liked it so much we went twice in a short visit to Hull. Well recommended.
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Burton Constable,the home of the Constable family for over 700 years, is one of the most fascinating country houses to survive with its historic collections. This large Elizabethan mansion and its surrounding 350 acres of parkland is now a museum owned by the Burton Constable Foundation, a charity whose Mission is to safeguard Burton Constable for future generations.
Visited the Christmas decorated house-a little disappointing.A very cold day,but it was even colder inside,the guides had outdoor clothes on & looked frozen.I appreciate that paintings & furniture have to be protected from damage but there was no heating anywhere making you rush through the house to get outside where it was warmer!
Tearoom offers a limited menu,but it,s the warmest place to be! Poor selection in the shop.
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***PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY BUT WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL OVER THE REST OF THE EASTER WEEKEND INCLUDING EASTER SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY*** If you would like to discover more about Hull's maritime heritage, come and enjoy free admission to the city's Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler's craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.
Didn’t know this photography exhibition of Shackleton trip to Antarctic was on but so pleased we went. Stunning photographs and story of the 1914 expedition. Some artefacts there also. Well worth a visit.
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The Theatre is very atmospheric with the stage almost amongst the audience so you are very much part of the show. The sats are comfortable and there are plenty of toilets and refreshment areas. We saw A Christmas Carol which was outstanding. I would reccommend a visit to see the fantastic actors we have and a brillaint Theatre.
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