Places

Something fishy this way comes

Located on the banks of the rivers Hull and Humber, the spirit of Hull's maritime heritage is everywhere. If you're sporting a pair of sea legs, why not let the crew of the Arctic Corsair take you for a tour. This is Hull's last sidewinder trawler and is a real veteran of the Cod Wars. Or for more fishy delights, Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square invites you to discover its stunning collection that includes ship models and a full-sized whale skeleton.

History of our time

Hull's superb Museums Quarter is home to the unmissable Hull and East Riding Museum. Open the doors and enter a world where 235 million years of history are brought to life in spectacular fashion. Amongst one of the most impressive displays of natural history and archaeology in Britain, you'll find a unique Iron Age sword, Bronze Age warriors and majestic mammoths.

House of delights

While you're in the area, why not pop in to the home of the Constable family. Burton Constable Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan country house that's literally packed to the rafters with splendid furniture, paintings and sculptures that tell the story of its 700 year history. Look out for the library of 5,000 books and the 18th Century 'cabinet of curiosities' - until you see it for yourself you can only imagine the strange specimens it holds.