South Blockhouse
South Blockhouse

Discover life in Tudor Hull

The Festival of Archaeology returns later this week, with Hull’s Tudor History being celebrated.

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, 10am-3pm, ‘Telling Tales of Tudor Hull’ will be held at the site of the South Blockhouse on Tower Street.

Visitors to the free, drop-in event are invited to get creative and help tell the amazing story of Tudor Hull.

They’ll have the opportunity to handle real artefacts from the site and talk to archaeologists to discover the stories behind the South Blockhouse.

They’ll be able to learn more about Hull’s maritime past and discover what it was like to navigate the Humber Estuary in Tudor times.

Families are invited to make a model sailing boat and test its seaworthiness in the drainpipe channel challenge, and they can also make their own Tudor clothing in a craft activity in association with ScrapStore.

For more information, including details of other Festival events such as ‘Medieval Mayhem’ and the ‘Back to Life Festival’, visit

The Guildhall in Hull, with Charles Wilson statue in the foreground