The Hands on History Museum’s collection contains a large number of old lantern slides which show pictures of trees, birds, eggs, animals, insects, fossils and much more. In the past, natural historians took these photographs to document the natural world around them. Have a look at some of these old photographs for inspiration before drawing your own favourite animal or nature scene and creating a decorated frame to display your image.
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all time. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment, as some activities can be busy.
The museum is open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm every second and fourth Saturday of each month. 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.
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