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History comes to life in Hull
A History of the World
History of the World: Celebrating objects which have a story to tell

Why did ancient people believe that a Jadeite axe possessed supernatural powers?

Find the answers to this and more when the past comes to life with A History of the World at The Hull History Centre on Monday, February 15th .

Meet our panel of local experts and discover the stories behind some of the objects from our region.

A History of the World is free and suitable for all ages. For full information, call 01482 323232

A History of the World is a unique partnership between the BBC and museums across the UK. On February 15th, you can find out more about the objects from Hull, East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire that join others on the list of 100 objects that chart 'A History of the World'.

This family friendly event has something for all ages. Meet a panel of experts and explore the stories behind the objects, present your own objects to the panel and share the reasons why you have chosen them to join a digital museum and join in a whole host of family friendly activities.

A History of the World, February 15th

Hull History Centre. Doors open at 10am.

1000 - 1200: 'A Potted History': The stories behind the objects

Meet the experts and find out more about the 10 objects that made it onto the list of 100 objects that chart A History of the World.

What object would you choose? If you have an object that you would like to see added to the list, bring it with you and share you thoughts on why you would like to see it added to one of the World's largest digital museums.

1230 - 1330: Hull History Centre Lunchtime Club

Drop in and find out more about Hull's History.

There is limited space in the lecture theatre so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

1400 - 1600: Family Activities

Explore the past with fun and games for the whole family with the Hull History Centre team.

Also throughout the day there will be a Family History help desk and a chance to add your own objects to the A History of the World website.

For more information, call 01482 323232 or email:




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