Hull has come a long way in the last couple of decades and is now a tourist and cultural hotspot, having been designated the UK City of Culture until 2020. Here are just some of the wonderful attractions to see and exciting activities to try during your stay.
Activities in Hull
Get a real taste of Yorkshire’s main maritime city with a trip to The Deep, an incredible interactive 2.5 million litre aquarium, which is home to over 3,000 fish, including sharks, penguins and sawfish. Open daily from 10am until 6pm, it’s recommended that you try to avoid the peak hours of 11am-2pm to get the best experience.
Ferens Art Gallery
Located in Queen Victoria Square in the heart of Hull, the Ferens Art Gallery has one of the best Northern collections of paintings and sculptures, including works by Lorenzetti, David Hockney and Helen Chadwick.
Get your bounce on at Gravity Hull in the St. Stephen’s shopping centre. A fitness craze that has swept the UK over the last decade, you can book in for an hour’s jumping with family, toddler and after dark sessions across dozens of trampolines, dodgeball courts, airbags and slam dunk zones.
Hull Maritime Museum
Opened in 1912, the fascinating Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square retraces the city’s rich seafaring history, including its fishing and whaling industries in the 18th century right up to being crowned the UK’s City of Culture in 2017.
Hull Ice Arena
With an Olympic-sized ice rink, Hull Ice Arena near Kingston Real Park is the ideal place to perfect your ice skating or catch some semi-professional ice hockey. Alternatively, head down for their popular Friday night disco session when hundreds of dancers take to the ice to recreate their favourite Saturday Night Fever dance moves.
Streetlife Museum of Transport
Covering 200 years of transport, the free Streetlife Museum of Transport takes you back in time to when trams and carriages ruled the roost. Located in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town, it’s a great way to spend a few hours and is just a short stroll along the River Hull from our Hull City Centre hotel.
One of the largest indoor climbing centres in the UK, Rockcity has been Hull’s home for bouldering and climbing since 1994. There’s also a popular skateboard and BMX arena with ramps, drops, slides and more for budding Tony Hawks.