Sutton & Wawne Old School Museum

Folk & Family History Centre near Hull
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Sorry folks, the news is not good. Our Museum will now have to remain closed for the foreseeable future. It seems now that we are not winning this battle at all. The next 'hoped for' proposed re-opening date was the Battle of Britain weekend, in mid September. But the chances of that being achie...

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Following our recent 'revue', July 14, the consensus amongst our volunteers is that we should not re-open until early September at the very soonest. We do have it in mind to aim for the date of September 14, which is the weekend of Battle of Britain Day. Ou...

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The Museum is to remain closed for another month, until end of July at the very least. We're far too small a venue to do any 'meaningful' social distancing, and serving drinks would be risky in more ways than one. A continual round of cleaning, wiping, spraying by our mostly elderly volunteers i...

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Sorry, still closed. And for some time yet. Please see Update Page on main website ... Thank you.

Two images from Dominoes books that we don't have in the museum, sent to us by a former pupil, Amanda Denwood, who visited us last year. Amanda has kindly scanned the full contents of our 'missing books' for us, and these are two of the very fine images within. Children are seen playing with to...

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Sorry folks. We will have to be closed for some considerable time to come, I'm afraid. The social distancing rules are not practical in our very small room and narrow corridors. Add the fact that serving refreshments will be so problematical that we'd be best not to, which means no subsidiary ...

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Sadly, in the light of the current crisis, the Museum will close for the foreseeable future. It is with great sadness we have to do this. The chances are, so far as we can see, we will not be able to re-open before the end of April. Announcements will also be made on our main website.


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01-May-2020 – 03-May-2020

Fri 1st - Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May
10am to 2pm each day

Local author and playwright, Ian Judson, will be holding a 3 day exhibition here inside The Old School to commemorate Jack's life and service and to help raise funds for the proposed city centre statue.

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2 years ago
Lot's of information regarding The Sutton Village area, WW1 & 2 very helpful volunteers open 10am - 2pm every Friday you will be amazed by the information available.
- Elaine K
a year ago
I visited the Remembrance Exhibition and what a wonderful memory to those forgotten heros x
- Sarah B
a year ago
great with my family coming from Sutton all the more interesting
- Glen H

Family History Centre

We are a local Folk Museum and Family History Centre inside this Grade II listed old school building of 1859 in Sutton village; the oldest former council school in Hull still used for educational purposes: staffed entirely by Volunteers and supported by visitor donations.  Our areas of interest for history also includes Wawne, Stoneferry and Wilmington and The Groves, because St James' parish used to extend right down to Witham until about 1880 !  See our main website, at
We have a tearoom, serving just teas & coffee, biscuits, £1pp ; visitors welcome to bring their own sandwiches, especially if visiting for several hours to do lots of research.

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25 Church Street
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Sun:11:59 pm – 12:01 am
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