Things To Do
Check out East Park
One of the premier park venues in the North of England, East Park is 130 acres of green space, packed with vibrant attractions and historic treasures. A fantastic place to visit for a walk when the weather is nice, it’s home to a boating lake, a wonderful wildlife area and a splash boat that’s great for kids.
Visit The Deep
Hull’s mega-attraction, The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums and sealife centres in the world. With thousands of fish, penguins and marine life, it takes visitors on a mesmerising journey through a huge underwater world – from the beginning of time to the future of deep sea exploration. It’s a must see.
Soak in some culture at the ferens
As one of the finest regional art galleries in the country, The Ferens is home to some of the finest paintings and sculptures from around the world. Currently undergoing a major refurbishment ahead of the Hull 2017 City of Culture Celebrations – the gallery has acquired some major masterpieces, and is set to play host to The Turner Prize.
Explore The Old Town
Hull’s Old Town is steeped in history, and strong ties to The English Civil War. Visit it today, and you’ll find it packed with wonderful Georgian and Edwardian buildings, characterful real ale pubs, free museums and heritage arcades – you’ll even find the world’s smallest window! The city is full of trails for visitors to follow – look out for the fish on the pavement for a tour around this historic part of the city.
Catch a show at hull truck
If you’re after contemporary, relevant theatre with a distinctive regional slant – Hull Truck Theatre is the place to go. A pioneering theatre, it’s home to a varied programme of theatre, music, film and dance productions – with something for everyone.
See the streetlife museum
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of more than 200 years of transport history at this fantastic free museum. A great attraction for the whole family, it features a fantastic range of galleries, historic vehicles and period reproductions charting more than two centuries of transport in the city and beyond.
Marvel at The Humber Bridge
Once the largest single span suspension bridge in the world, The Humber Bridge is a marvel of British engineering, and a real icon of the region. Located at Hessle, West of the city, it’s open to pedestrians, and there’s a small tourist information centre and nature reserve where you can find out about the history of this magnificent structure.
Stroll around The Marina & Fruit Market
Take a walk around Hull Marina, and you won’t just find the Spurn Lightship – a ship used as a lighthouse to protect boats entering the estuary for much of the 20th Century. The Marina also backs onto the Fruit Market area of the city, which is packed with lovely restaurants, bars and pubs. It’s undergoing significant regeneration, and is home to city’s burgeoning digital and music scenes.
Discover The Maritime Museum
As a leading port, Hull’s maritime heritage is a huge part of the city’s history. Fishing, whaling and merchant trade have defined the city’s fortunes, both good and bad. Discover more about the seafaring people, maritime industry and nautical history that define the city at The Maritime Museum, located in Queen Victoria Square.
Spend some time at Wilberforce House
Uncover the story of William Wilberforce, the man who campaigned successfully for the abolishment of slavery. This free museum based at his birthplace tells the amazing tale of his life and campaign, told through is personal possessions, records and stories.
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