Hull Minster dates back to the late 13th Century when Edward 1st granted the settlement of Wyke a Royal Charter and re-named it King's Town upon Hull.
The church is as old as Hull itself and was the place where citizens were baptised, married, buried and given poor relief. The Corporation of Hull had its meetings in the Minster, the city's courts were operated here and it held a prestigious library from the late 1600s
Today there are many signs of its medieval roots so come in and explore. You can take a walk through seven centuries with the effigies of wealthy merchants from the 1400s. Monuments and tombs to the politicians and mayors who governed the town, military from the World Wars and amazing stained glass windows including those from the Arts and Crafts period.
Recent finds from the burial grounds at Trinity Square and Castle Street offer a glimpse into city life and death in the 1700s and 1800s in our new visitor centre. Trails and tours can be downloaded to your smartphone.
Activities for children of all ages will be available to enjoy. You can drop in for a history talk or sign up online in advance for a tour of the tower.
Free talks and tours are available on Friday 8th September. 1100 - Merchants of the Minster - talk and tour with John Lawson 1300 - Exploring and understanding Heraldry - talk and tour with Dr Marianne Gilchrist 1430 - Dr John Alderson - talk by Michael Free 1530 - John Bromby's legacy - a walk and talk by Jean Fenwick
Market Stalls, Humberside Police Band, Morris Dancing, Regency Dancing, Music, Punch and Judy, Family and Children activities. Tower Tours - bookable on line also for Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th September. On Saturday 9th September, the Minster will also play a full part in the Old Town Festival Day held in Trinity Square. Don't forget that the Minster has a super cafe operating daily with delicious cakes, light lunches and ice creamContact for the day:Jane Owen Tel 01482 224060 www.hullandbeverleyheritagestore.co.uk
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
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