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. From local history to global treasure, take a walk through the ages in Hull’s Old Town. There’s so much history to get your hands on in our museum. Uncover the Story of Hull. See what life was like in Victorian times. And come face to face with a 2,600-year-old mummy! Where else can you hop from locally-made textiles to King Tutankhamun’s treasures? Find us in the old Grammar School where Hull’s famous abolitionist William Wilberforce once studied.
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