Hulls Museum Quarter
After going to The Deep last weekend, we decided to head over to Hull's Museum Quarter. We walked over from The Deep, it took us about 10 minutes and we went past some fantastic street art.
There are several museums to visit in the area but we stuck to the two we knew the boys would enjoy.
Hull and East Riding Museum takes you on a journey through time. From the woolly mammoth through to the Tudors and Stewarts this museum brings 235 million years of history to life. The galleries take you through various periods of history; Palaeolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain, Saxons and Vikings, Middle Ages and Tudors and Stuarts.
Seb loved looking at the bones (dinosaur and human) on display and I loved walking through the iron age village and the roman baths and mosaics. It was a great way of introducing history in an interesting and engaging way to the boys. I was really impressed with this museum, we will definitely we heading back when we start looking at history a bit more.
The Streetlife Museum of Transport takes you through 200 years of transport history, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the past. My boys just love all forms of transport so I knew they would enjoy exploring the museum and they really did. We didn't look around in any order and just went with the thinags that piqued the boys interests which was of course the tram, the railway signal box and carriage and the cars.
Before heading back to the car we spend a bit of time in the outdoor space in front of the museums, the boys loved the little maze and I was quite taken with this mosaic toad!
Both museums were FREE to enter and we all enjoyed having a look around. We will definately we heading back to see what else Hull's Museum Quarter has to offer.