Out and About :
Activities in the Area :
Just a few miles to the west of Tansterne is Hull City Centre
which has numerous tourist attractions including :
The Deep - the world’s only submarium - see below
The Streetlife Museum of Transport covering 200 years of transport
history - see below
Animal Education Centre - see below
Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last sidewinder trawler - see below
Hull Maritime Museum - see below
Various Galleries and Retail Outlets including Princes Quay set on the
waterfront and Nightlife – with many bars and night clubs
Travelling west you can visit the Humber Bridge. At one time this
was the longest single span bridge in the world. It took 8 years to
build and was opened on 17th July 1981 by H. M. the Queen
North from Tansterne you can visit the popular
Hornsea Freeport Outlet Shopping Village.
Hornsea Freeport Outlet Shopping Village is a mix of shopping and
leisure attractions. Open every day, parking is free and there are a
selection of places to eat and play areas for kids
To the East is Spurn Point a nature reserve
area located on the North bank of the entrance to the River Humber.
It is ideal for bird watching, sea fishing, walking, beachcombing or
just a day out with the family. The beaches are soft sand and
shingle and are good for a family picnic. There are fossils and all
manners of things to find amongst the pebbles and shingle along the
shore and Spurn is renowned for its wild birds, with up to two
hundred species recorded every year.
Sea fishing from the beaches in the Spurn area offers good sport.
Cod, Whiting and Flatties the main target in the winter and Flatties,
Bass and Skate during the summer.
Walking or strolling at spurn is very easy, as there are no hills
and there are various sign posted paths up and down the point.
The Deep is the worlds only submarium and
tells the story of the worlds oceans through stunning marine life,
interactive and audio-visual presentations making it a fun filled
day out for all the family. It is home to a 1,000's of fish
including sharks, rays and a stunning pair of green sawfish. Other
marine life on display include fish that glow in the dark, coral,
turtles, jellyfish and new for 2014, a colony of penguins.
Streetlife Museum - There are five galleries
The Bicycle Gallery has an excellent collection of early bicycles
including an 1818 Hobby Horse.
The Carriage Gallery has one of the finest carriage collections in
public ownership in Britain.
The Motor Car Gallery takes you to the 1900 Motor Show, with rare
veteran motor cars dating from 1897
The Streetscene Gallery is where you find yourself on a busy street
of reconstructed shops. There is a cycle shop, a Yorkshire chemist
shop and a Hull Co-operative shop from the 1930s.
The Railway Gallery is a reconstructed 1930s goods shed containing
several items of interest, including the Cottingham North signal
box, transported brick-by-brick from its original location and
The Joseph Rank Gallery which looks at the life, career and legacy
of Joseph Rank, the industrial revolution in flour milling
Animal Education Centre, a menagerie of animals. Includes a
collection of snakes, tarantulas, millipedes and beetles plus the
paddocks and aviaries where the furry and feathered friends are
kept. See Guinea pigs, goats, sheep, rheas, deer, alpacas, wallabies
and showy peacocks, exotic birds, Koi carp....
Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last sidewinder trawler. The Arctic Corsair
crew take you on a guided tour.
You’ll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea
trawler men faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
The Maritime Museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen
Victoria Square and display Hull's maritime activities from the late
18th century to present. View the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw, a
full-sized whale skeleton and artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing
and merchant trade