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Looking at sharks and fishes at The DeepLeisure activities

Hull’s award-winning successful millennium project, The Deep, tells the story of the world's oceans, from the dawn of time and into the future.

Home to 40 sharks and 3500 fish, its highlights include Europe's deepest viewing tunnel and a glass lift ride through the 10m deep tank. Hull’s nine free museums and gallery include a museums quarter in the cobbled streets of the old town -

  • Wilberforce House - tells the story of Wilberforce’s struggle to end slavery
  • Streetlife (Museum of Transport) - explores how travel has evolved
  • Hull and East Riding Museum - explores the history and geography of Hull and the surrounding area
  • Hands on History - known as the Old Grammar School, its history can be traced back to 1347 - there is a lot to see and interact with at the museum
  • The Arctic Corsair - where you can have a guided tour of the last of the Hull side fishing vessels or 'side winders'
  • The Maritime Museum - shows how fishing and whaling were the backbone of Hull’s economy for many years
  • Spurn Lightship - the full ship, which sits in Hull Marina, is open to explore with a guide who can tell you its history
  • The Guildhall Collection - fine art, sculpture, furniture, the Civic Insignia and silver
  • The Ferens Art Gallery - houses the city’s permanent art collection, and is host to a variety of visiting exhibitions, including contemporary installation art and national prizewinning exhibitions

Find out more about leisure and culture in Hull

A family enjoying eating outEating, watching and listening

The city has a thriving nightlife including cinemas, theatres, a wide range of clubs, bars and music venues -

  • Kingston Communications Stadium - has hosted sell out concerts by Elton John and Bryan Adams
  • Adelphi Club - has played host to Oasis, Radiohead and The Stone Roses
  • Hull Arena - has seen Paul Weller, Beautiful South, and more recently The Killers, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Kings of Leon have all played to sell out audiences
  • Hull New Theatre stages a variety of ballet, opera, classical music and West End shows
  • Hull Truck with its fantastic new purpose built venue, home to John Godber’s Hull Truck theatre which stages some of the best contemporary theatre in the country
  • a contrasting pub scene including the old town, the new town, and the leafy Princes Avenue area of the city, in easy reach of each other, where you can also find a wide choice of places to eat to suit any taste or budget

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