Sutton & Wawne Old School Museum

Folk & Family History Centre near Hull
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At last, some good news. We are going to open on Sept 10/11th, and 17th, for the two Heritage Weekends in Hull. When I say 'open', it will be limited, to just the use of the main old school hall, where we plan to hold a small exhibition and display a small number of artefacts, photos, etc, from...

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As we look forward to re-opening our museum in late June, I have been updating and tidying up some of our website pages. Particularly the Home Page, on which is replaced the popular background Ordnance Survey map of 1855, along with an explanation of several points that map raises. You can find i...

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DVD ... online/download access via password for £5

Mar 28, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021

email your order, we send details of account to pay into, you send your receipt, we send the password, etc. Sorry, cannot take VISA, cards, etc, just BACS direct online banking; also PAYPAL have a facility to enable payment to a numbered bank account. There is a button Link to this online DVD ...

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We are now hoping to re-open the Museum to all visitors on June 25th, ie the first Friday after all restrictions are listed. We ask that visitors still 'take care', handwash and sanitise where appropriate, use masks if they feel vulnerable, etc. In the meantime, we can announce that the DVD of M...

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Contrary to expections, the service at the War Memorial did go ahead, under very strict conditions and was very well organised. It is thought about 100 people were in attendance, albeit very well spread out. Hymns and music were pre-recorded, and there was no singing. In many ways, it was as n...

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We are pleased to say that all went very well on Sunday morning at Sutton's remembrance service. It was much more of an event than I had expected, and very well organised. Seats were provided for those with wreaths to lay, and all those who attended 'within the gates' of the remembrance garden ...

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Whilst we have ongoing Covid restrictions and lockdowns of varying degree, we will make available on our main website one full photo album, perhaps changing to another from our collection each month. So to start with, we'll have GP1, Glass Photos 1, being a collection of glass plate prints datin...

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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
2 years ago
I visited the Remembrance Exhibition and what a wonderful memory to those forgotten heros x
- Sarah B
2 years 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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