The Minster has over 700 years of history and many, many more stories to tell from its time as the civic church for Kingston upon Hull.
It has played its part in the English Revolution, seen the rise and falls of Kings, Queens and Governments, and endured wars… but Holy Trinity Church, Hull Minster, has continued to serve its original purpose as a parish church and community hub for Kingston upon Hull and the surrounding area of the East Riding or Yorkshire since construction began in 1285 AD.
Visiting Hull Minster opens up a world of history and exploration. Take in the architectural highlights, stained glass and family atmosphere. Take a break in the cosy café or visit the shop to take home a souvenir.
Featuring the highest point in the city with public access, visitors can learn about the Bells of the Minster and see the clock mechanism in action, up the 180 steps to the ringing chamber and then the top of the tower itself for an unparalleled vantage point across the East Yorkshire Wolds, the Humber estuary, Holderness area and north to Beverley.
Some say the history of Hull is written on the walls of Hull Minster. From the Charter of 1299 given by Edward I to form the city of Kingston upon Hull, to the start of the English Revolution in the city, to slave abolitionist William Wilberforce’s baptism, Hull Minster really has seen it all.