Sutton & Wawne Old School Museum

Folk & Family History Centre near Hull
Opening at 23:30
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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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More Flowers! I wonder if the fashion will ever return for more 'florifilous' flower displays at weddings. The scent must have been incredible. Does the little lad feel a little left out. The wedding is of Violet Robson, daughter of Edwin Robson, in January, 1929. Violet was the elder sister...

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Let's look at some hats. We'll soon be into the wedding season before we know it, and this pic may be of help looking for fashion ideas. No? Surely, are these of no help at all? Our caption simply says, "A Wedding Party". But, who's. Not even sure if this is Sutton. I'd love to know what t...

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It's not quite this bad yet, but for any ex-pats that are missing it, here is a seasonal scene they may well remember. From our Alan Thurloe collection, of about 10 years ago. I'll add just three words that may raise a memorable distant smile: milk ice thawing

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE. Our first pic of the new year is from GP1, our first Glass Plate album of the collection of the Rev'd George Coleman. A group of boys, having their collective lunch on the doorstep of our Old School. The caption simply says, "Stoneferry - boys? c.1900". But are they...

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A brief taster to look forward to spring. And a memory of what the field behind the school used to look like. So many ex-pupils of those times visit us, and look out of the back and tell us of this view, and how much they enjoyed the outdoor lessons and views of unbroken countryside all the way...

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4 years ago
Very well run. A wealth of local information available.
- Stuart C
11 months ago
Very interesting, helpful and friendly volunteers, would recommend
- Susan B
a year 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

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:11:30 pm – 12:00 am
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