History all around!
This region has played its part in some momentous historical events.
Come aboard Hull’s last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour. You’ll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawler-men faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Beverley Minster is one of Britain’s finest examples of medieval Gothic architecture, the church has been place of pilgrimage for visitors since the Middle Ages. It continues to be a place of prayer at the heart of the community.
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.
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.
Hands on History Museum
The Hands on History Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the story of Hull and also features the Egyptian gallery. This gallery is also home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and entry is free.
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 & East Riding Museum
Visit the Hull & East Riding Museum and enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun.
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.
Hull Maritime Museum
At the Hull Maritime Museum you can discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull’s whaling, fishing and merchant trade.
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.
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.
Streetlife Museum of Transport
Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Step back in time with 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940s high street, entry is free.
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.
Wharram Percy is one of the largest and best preserved of Britain’s 3,000 or so known deserted medieval villages. The village was continuously occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500.
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.