Sutton & Wawne Museum

Social & Family History Centre near Hull
25 Church Street, HullOpening at 10:00Open today until 14:00Reopening at 10:00 on 18 JanuaryOpening at 10:00 on FridayOpening at 10:00 tomorrowReopening at 10:00 on 25 JanuaryReopening at 10:00 on 1 FebruaryReopening at 10:00 on 8 FebruarySorry, we're closed
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Posted on 11-Jan-2019

We can also be emailed at ~~ and do be sure to visit our main website at, where there is a Guestbook and a great deal more information on researching Family History ~ dozens of genealogical links, military history links, and more L...

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Posted on 29-Nov-2018

Our WW1 Armistice Exhibition last year was a great success; many compliments from visitors, and a big Thank You to all our Volunteers, particularly the ladies, and all those groups who knitted poppies and arranged everything to go smoothly. Very Well Done, Everyone!

Posted on 21-Nov-2018

We have our own little shop. DVD's, history books, etc. Hope to get more items next year.

Posted on 21-Nov-2018

Armistice Sunday .. before the service. We really miss our tearoom. We stayed open until nearly 2pm, and had lots of visitors.

Posted on 21-Nov-2018

There's a hole in our ceiling ..
Where a hole shouldn't be ..
So we're sad to report ..
We cannot serve tea.
If anyone can help us ..
with donations big or small ..
We'll soon have it fixed ..
To serve tea when you call.
I know that these lines ..
They follow no rule ..
So you can tell...

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Posted on 21-Nov-2018

Mrs Johnson takes a class in model making and advanced bridge-building engineering. We see here a prototype of the Ouse Bridge, some 30 years before its reality, being crossed by an EYMS bus on service to Goole. The boys look rather pleased with themselves.

Posted on 21-Nov-2018

Mrs Johnson, wife of Eric Johnson the headmaster, is here seated in the blue dress, with some of her pupils, and possibly a new pupil being welcomed. One of the many images her husband took that were published in the Domino series of children's books for schools by Oliver & Boyd.

Posted on 21-Nov-2018

The sunny day after the rather dull Armistice Sunday. Our newly inscribed polished granite plaques on full display, unveiled by scouts from Sutton Methodist Scouts; one plaque, on the right, reveals the names of 236 men who have never been publically honoured before, who served and died, but apa...

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Posted on 27-Apr-2018

We have decades of school registers of St James' CofE School that can be viewed on Fridays inside the museum. We also have a typed extract of all the entries concerning our pupils' wartime evacuations, arranged in date order. Visitors to the museum on Fridays can see it on display on our inform...

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Family History Centre

We are a local Folk Museum and Family History Centre inside this Grade II listed school building of 1859; the oldest former council school in Hull still used for educational purposes: staffed entirely by Volunteers and supported by visitor donations.  We're in Sutton village, but our area of interest also includes Wawne, Stoneferry and Wilmington. Our main website is at
We have a tearoom, serving teas & coffee , £1pp ; visitors welcome to bring their own sandwiches.

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25 Church Street
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Fri:10:00 am – 2:00 pm