Yorkshire… the County of Museums
The Streetlife Museum in Hull takes you on a journey through the history of travel throughout the last 200 years and is a perfect day out for car lovers of all ages.
Take a walk down a perfectly recreated street from the 1940s or take a ride on a tram or carriage for an immersive jaunt through history.
The Hull & East Riding Museum features numerous immersive exhibits which will take you through the history of the region, right from the Iron Age through to the modern day, and meet the wooden warriors and their horde of real-life Viking treasure.
In the beautiful chalk cliffs near Flamborough Head, you’ll find the Living Seas Centre, a marine education centre where you can learn all about the local marine life, with regular family events taking place. What’s more, it’s right next to the beach!
Hull is also home to its own award-winning art gallery, the Ferens, which has a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions from the present day and all the way back to the Medieval period.
The Hand of History Museum used to house the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, and is the oldest secular building in the city, although it is now home to its own museum.
Here you can get a glimpse of Hull during the Victorian era and take a look through the Egyptian Gallery, featuring a 2,600-year-old mummy.
The Spurn Lightship has a long and interesting history dating back over 80 years, and you can step aboard and learn all about it!
The ship helped ensure safe passage for mariners through the Humber estuary for 48 years and can now be visited for free, although this it is closed until April 2017.
The Maritime Museum in Hull is free admission and explains the city’s fascinating ties to the sea.
It’s found in the old Victorian Dock Offices and contains numerous artefacts such as ship models, and an impressive fully sized whale skeleton.
The birthplace of William Wilberforce has now been turned into a museum, charting the story of the transatlantic slave trade and the fight to end it, as well as offering an insight into contemporary slavery.
For those who remember days spent playing old ‘penny arcade’ games at the seaside, this museum in Bridlington is a must-visit.
The museum houses a number of unique and fully working antique slot machines, some dating back almost a century.
The East Riding Treasure House is a ‘multi-disciplinary’ centre for heritage in Beverley, which is home to the town’s museum, library and archives.
It’s worth visiting even if you just head to the top of the tower for the superb views over Beverley and the Minster.