History all around!
This region has played its part in some momentous historical events.
Spend the day at Ampleforth Abbey and enjoy the Abbey Tea Room with a fantastic selection of food and drink, the Abbey Shop and the visitor centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth.
Bridlington Priory has beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about its history through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. Children can also dress up as an Augustinian canon.
Burton Constable Hall
Everyday is a great day out at Burton Constable Hall – there’s so much to enjoy and discover for all ages. Explore the historic grounds with their woodland and parkland walks or the evocative grand rooms filled with fine art.
Located in the Fruit Market area of Hull’s Old Town, Dinostar is Hull’s dinosaur experience. Highlights include a full size t-rex skull, genuine triceratops bones you can touch and the unique dinosaur sound box.
Visit Eden Camp and experience the sights, sounds and smells of World War II, on the Home Front and Front Line, all set in an original prisoner of war camp. It is one of the largest museums of British military and social history.
Fort Paull is Yorkshires only remaining Napoleonic Fortress and a fantastic day out for all the family. Explore 500 years of history within the walls of this fortress, set in 10 acres with magnificent views over the Humber estuary.
Goole Museum & Art Gallery
Goole Museum & Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, and explores the history of the historic port town of Goole through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme.
A visit to Hornsea Museum is a step back into the past where you can enjoy the informal displays and relax in the garden. The museum is situated on Newbegin, for nearly 300 years it was tenanted by the Burn family.
Hull History Centre
The Hull History Centre brings together the material held by the city archives and local studies library with those held by the University of Hull. Staff at the centre also run regular events and activities throughout the year.
Jorvik Viking Centre has been built on the very site where the Viking-age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago. Take a journey through the reconstruction of the streets and experience life as it would have been in 10th-century York.
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s Cave is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The Petrifying Well, nestled within beautiful parkland, is a unique geological phenomenon that turns everyday items into stone.
Skipsea Castle is an impressive Norman motte and bailey castle, dating from before 1086 and among the first raised in Yorkshire. The castle was the residence and administrative centre of the lords of Holderness.
The Bayle Museum
The Bayle Museum is a Grade 1 listed scheduled monument situated in the Old Town of Bridlington, it houses a museum dedicated to the history of the town of Bridlington and includes life size figures and interactive games.
Yorkshire Waterways Museum
The Yorkshire Waterways Museum explores the unique story of Goole Docks, the Aire and Calder Navigation. Boat trips around Goole Docks run at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.