Hull People’s Memorial is a project that was initially set up with the aim of raising funds to create a permanent people’s memorial to those who both lived and died in the city during the World Wars.
The exhibition centre is a hub for those who would like to discover more about the memorial. Located on Whitefriargate, it is also Hull’s only People’s Museum. The unbelievable and heart-felt public response to the memorial work resulted in the museum's collection growing beyond what could have been imagined at the start of the project. They now possess a large, varied collection of artefacts that tell the story of Hull, its residents and soldiers, both at home and on the battlefield during both World Wars.
Some of the standout pieces include their hands-on collection of weapons and the Officer’s Dugout and Trench. These remarkable displays help illustrate a glimpse of what life would have been like for soldiers fighting abroad.
As well as the thought-provoking displays, Hull People’s Memorial also offer a service which allows you to find out more about your military ancestors and even decipher complicated military records.