Museums.  Page Two

 Wilberforce House Museum.

    This 17th century merchant's house, the former home of William Wilberforce (1759-1833) a famous 18th century moral campaigner, is the worlds oldest museum about slavery.. It was built in 1626 and is now a museum which tells the moving story of his success in his fight to abolish slavery. This house include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce. There are costumes, dolls and a number of items of local interest.
Situated In High St. in the old town between the River Hull and Lowgate.

Open all the year round at the following times :-
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing.   Free Admission.

 Fort Paull Visitors Centre & Armouries.

   This is the only remaining fort in Yorkshire with Civil War and Napoleonic origins and is the 4th built on this site. There are displays which take you through many different periods in history, with many exhibits within the many tunnels and underground rooms, including period artillery and waxworks. The history of the fort has been varied and it includes being an Ammunition Depot during the 2nd world war. This is also now the home of the world's only Blackburn Beverley Transport Aircraft, which is now open to visitors. There is the Duke of York Bar/Restaurant and Churchill Tea Rooms. Daily Craft fair.

Situated 4 miles from Kingston Upon Hull, off the A1033 Hedon Road to the village of Paull.
Opening Times, British Summer Time. 10am to 6pm. (Last entry 4pm.)
Opening Times, Winter Period (G.M.T.) 11am to 4pm. Closed on Mondays
Closed from 1st December to 1st February and also on Mondays throughout Winter Season.


Admission Charges..    Adults £4.50
Concessions £3.00 (Children under 16 and pensioners)
Family Ticket. (2 Adults, 2 Children) £12.00
Discounts...    English Heritage

 Spurn Lightship

   This Spurn Lightship was built in 1927 in Goole and was positioned south-east of Spurn point until 1959, it was then transferred to the Bull station. After it's life in the Humber Estuary guiding shipping to safety it was decommissioned in 1975. In 1986 it was put into Kingston Upon Hull marina and is now a Museum. On it you can see the Masters cabin, the crews quarters and the galley. Situated at the northern end of Hull Marina,

The Spurn Lightship closes between October and March.
Please see local press for details of the Opening Times for the Summer. Free Admission.

 Hedon Museum.

    This Museum is situated behind the Town Hall, St. Augustine's Gate, Hedon.
  There are various subjects, including the History of the Town which includes the Ancient Haven, Civic life, trades, Public houses and Wartime experiences.
There are Exhibitions of Painting, Photography, Local crafts which change frequently throughout the year. The Museum is also the despository for local archeology which they display as well as specialist themes and collections.


Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 04:00 pm Admission Free.