I worked with the highly regarded learning team at Hull Museum Education to support them in completing a Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment of the ground floor of the Hands On History museum. Based in the former grammar school where William Wilberforce studied, the museum tells the story of Hull and its people.
I project managed the redevelopment, supporting the team to develop their ideas, commission new interactive exhibits and gallery graphics, write text and plan the fitout of the space. The gallery opened to an enthusiastic reception from families and local stakeholders. Hands On History is popular with both families and school groups, and the revamped gallery includes fun hands-on exhibits to help children and adults alike find out about life in Victorian times. Visit Hands On History to experience a Victorian classroom, play with authentic toys, touch real Victorian household objects and find out how to discover your Victorian ancestors. But watch out for the rats!