Visit Hull has launched a new initiative that allows groups to pre-book free guided tours of the city’s museums to learn more about its history and links to British culture.

Visit Hull guided tours

Groups can discover Hull’s collection of paintings, artefacts and more on a guided tour.

Covering Ferens Art Gallery, Wilberforce House Museum, Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology, each tour tells the stories behind some of the objects as well as the history of the buildings.

Larger groups may need to split up and do the tours in small parties depending on how many of them there are. With four hour-long tours to choose from, there’s plenty of inspiration for GTOs to consider:

Explore the city’s art collection on a guided tour of Ferens Art Gallery. Guides will give you an overview of some of the highlights of the gallery, revealing the stories of work by the 14th century Italian artist, Lorenzetti, art from the Dutch Golden Age, paintings of great 20th-century female artists and the more local talent of Atkinson Grimshaw.

Guided Tour of Wilberforce House Museum

As Hull’s oldest museum, groups can explore the elegant 17th century Merchant’s House, home of William Wilberforce, prominent Hull MP and one of the key figures in the the Anti-Slavery Movement. Step back in time as you see the house and learn about the man and those who worked alongside him in the struggle against slavery.

Guided Tour of Streetlife Museum

Let the guides bring the popular Streetlife Museum to life in an hour-long tour, travelling through 200 years of transport history, from carriages to cars. Also hear the story of Thomas Sheppard, the man largely responsible for this and Hull’s many other museum collections.

Guided Tour of Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology

Time travel with our guides through 235 million years of history. The tour will reveal the tales behind many of the treasures found in our area. Begin the story when Mammoths roamed this part of the country, marvel at mysteries of discovered figures in wood and chalk and see the incredible local Roman Mosaics.

For more details and to book, groups can email More information is available by clicking here.