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Have you ever wanted the opportunity to get hands-on with history?

Now is your chance as Hull Maritime is running weekly object handling sessions at Hull Museums and Gallery. Visitors can meet our knowledgeable volunteers and explore a wide range of objects and images related to different aspects of Hull’s maritime history. Suitable for all-ages, you can choose the objects you would like to find out more about and explore them with our volunteers.

Getting the chance to touch and feel real and replica historic artefacts can be incredibly beneficial. The multisensory experience can help bring objects and their stories to life for young and old.

We will be running our hands-on sessions at Ferens art Gallery, Streetlife Museum and Hull and East Riding Museum with three different histories being explored.

  • The sessions at Ferens Art Gallery will focus on the history of maritime art in Hull looking at the topics covered by artists past and present in Ferens’ nationally significant maritime art collection.
  • At Streetlife Museum you will be able to explore objects related to the human and natural history of the River Hull, which the museum backs on to. Did you know the river was originally the site of the main port in Hull before the docks were built?
  • Visitors to the sessions at Hull and East Riding Museum will be able to step further back in time by holding objects related to Hull’s ancient and medieval maritime history. Study a replica of one of the Ferriby boats and some of the trade goods that helped Hull become the important port it is today.

Each session will also have a selection of objects to help our very young maritime explorers to engage with our sessions, including torches, magnifying glasses and children’s story books.

Each session takes place on a Thursday between 1 - 3pm and is drop-in and free for all visitors. Taking place at Streetlife Museum.