Kingston-upon-Hull

After a stint as the UK City of Culture in 2017, the port city of Kingston-upon-Hull has stepped into the limelight as one of the cultural hubs of the north, crammed with museums, architectural landmarks, and maritime attractions.

Hands on History Museum

The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Entry to the museum is free. Hands on History includes a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the Story of Hull and also features the Egyptian Gallery. This gallery is home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamen's treasures. THE...

Humber Street Gallery

Located in the Fruit Market cultural quarter, Humber Street Gallery is being opened as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme. The three storey gallery in a former fruit and vegetable warehouse will present a range of contemporary visual art, design, film, photography and craft throughout 2017, with a cafe and rooftop bar for visitors. Humber Street Gallery helps cement Hull’s...

P&O Ferries

Voted “Best Ferry Company” three years running*, there’s no better way to start your Belgian adventure than with P&O Ferries. We operate daily overnight sailings from Hull to Zeebrugge, with cosy cabin accommodation included with each ticket. Whether you’re taking your car, your caravan, your bicycle, your pets, or all of the above, when you travel with P&O Ferries the holiday...

P&O North Sea Ferries – Hull to Rotterdam

Voted “Best Ferry Company” three years running*, there’s no better way to start your Dutch adventure than with P&O Ferries. We operate daily overnight sailings from Hull to Rotterdam, with cosy cabin accommodation included with each ticket. Whether you’re taking your car, your caravan, your bicycle, your pets, or all of the above, when you travel with P&O Ferries the holiday...

Skidby Windmill and Museum

Skidby Mill is a working four-sailed tower windmill, set in over an acre of land with magnificent views over the Wolds. The mill is unusual in still having all its original outbuildings around the courtyard. Some of these have been converted to form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life. In December 2019 the mill's sails were removed for routine assessment and maintenance and are currently being...

The Deep

Visit Hull’s award-winning aquarium The Deep, which is home to over 5,000 animals. Marvel at amazing marine life including magnificent sharks & rays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, a colony of Gentoo penguins, Loggerhead sea turtles & more. Go on a journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly...

Wilberforce House Museum

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. Admission to Wilberforce House is free. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery. Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. The permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals...

Ferens Art Gallery

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...