Welcome to Hull
You might have heard that Hull is the next UK City of Culture. But did you know that Hull was voted one of the top ten cities to visit – in the world! – by the trusted, ‘tell it like it is’ travel brand Rough Guides in 2016? So why aren’t you here already?! We may be slightly biased, but we think that visiting Freedom Festival provides an excellent introduction to all of Hull’s best bits.
Rough Guides described Hull’s “distinctive home-grown creativity” and its “atmospheric old-timey pubs, eight excellent museums and a picturesque Old Town with cobbled streets.” Oh and did we also mention that they highlighted how “[2016’s] fun is set to culminate in Freedom Festival, when the entire city is turned into a stage for performers and artists”? We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Much of the Freedom Festival action is centred around Hull’s beautiful Old Town, the Fruit Market and watersides. Here you can check out our galleries, museums, studios, performance venues and much more. Hull’s Museums Quarter features the fabulous Streetlife Museum and Wilberforce House, which remembers Wilberforce’s role in the abolition of slavery. Other city attractions include the renowned Hull Truck Theatre and spectacular aquarium The Deep (home to more than 3,500 fish and other marine wildlife) as well as lesser-known points of interest including the world’s smallest window, situated in the fabulously-named Old Town street Land of Green Ginger.