A day in Hull will never be dull, even if the weather is. There are plenty of Hull attractions to keep you occupied, even on the greyest day, so hop on a train and see what the city has to offer.
Explore Hull Marina
A list of things to do in Hull wouldn’t be complete without a mention of The Deep Hull. One of the UK’s largest aquariums, The Deep, located in Hull’ Marina, allows you to submerge below the surface and discover the hidden mysteries of the ocean. Experience life in the cool seas, visit penguins and marvel at sea life as you walk through the underwater tunnel.
Whilst your visiting the city’s famous Marina, why not check out the wide range of tourist attractions. As well as a number of museums and galleries, you’ll also find a multi-screen cinema, ice skating and a whole host of mouth watering places to enjoy a bite to eat and drink on a rainy afternoon. We would recommend you try Al Porto Restaurant and Bar where you can enjoy its rustic down to earth charm and delicious authentic Italian cuisine.
Take in a bit of history
If you want to keep things exciting, particularly for the kids, you can also pay a visit to the nearby Dinostar museum, which features interactive exhibits and artefacts showcasing the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
For more of an above ground experience, there are plenty of Hull museums to take in to pass the time on a rainy day. Visit the Streetlife Museum, which will take you back through over 200 years of transport history, with a unique collection of early motor cars, horse drawn carriages, trains, buses and bicycles.
For the thrill seekers
If you’re a bit more of a thrill seeker, head over to Rock City Hull where you can test your nerve and physical limits at wall climbing, skateboarding or BMX biking. Rock City is one of the largest climbing walls in the UK and is managed by climbing experts who can offer top advice to beginners and advanced climbers alike. There is also Rock City Coffee on the premises to help you fuel up between your climbs and rides.
Discover Hull’s maritime heritage
If you’re interested in learning more about Hull’s rich maritime heritage, spend an afternoon wandering around the Hull Maritime Museum. Located right in the centre of town, the museum is completely free and shows exhibits and models from Hull’s whaling, trawling and shipping past.
Enjoy the arts
The Ferens Art Gallery is also located nearby and houses one of the finest regional portrait collections in the country. It is known for its collections of British and European portraiture and it is worth a visit to take in this art in beautifully renovated surroundings.
Tastes from across the globe
You’re bound to be feeling peckish after all that culture. Why not visit Gusto da Gianni, Hull’s favourite Italian, which offers authentic Italian flavours made using the finest ingredients. Keep an eye out for their board of daily specials, which are always a hit with patrons. For something a bit different, check out Roots Rum Shack and Kitchen, Hull’s original Caribbean eatery. Try their mind-blowing Roots platter, which comes complete with a whole jerk chicken; wash it down with a fruity cocktail and you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in Hull, not Jamaica.