HERITAGE OPEN DAYS from Thursday 11th – 14th September 2014 celebrate England’s fantastic architecture, culture and history by offering free access to places that might not be normally open to the public.
Locally St Andrew Church, Paull is taking advantage of the Open Days and hopes that even more people than normal will turn up at the Church Coffee Shop on Saturday 13th September and Sunday 14th September 2pm – 4pm.
The 14th century cruciform plan church at Paull is one of the focal points of village. The Church also has Audio guides and the Paull Heritage Trail walk leaflets available and makes a great base from which to explore the village of Paull, the surrounding countryside and/or the near-by Nature Reserve.
A special Church Trail designed by members of NADFAS (The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) in the form of a question and answer sheet is available for children aged 8 -12. The trail guides the children (and adults) around the church itself highlighting things of interest.
The Church is open EVERY Saturday and Sunday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, March until October for coffee and cakes – but the Heritage Open Days will give an added impetus for people who perhaps have not visited before to make the trip to St Andrew’s, Thorngumbald Road, Paull, HU12 8AX.
Your chance to come along and explore completely FREE for the whole morning Saturday 13th September: 10am – 1pm (gates close at noon). No films/guides/videos or effects, just explore at your leisure and take as many pictures as you like!
RAF Holmpton , Rysome Lane, Holmpton, Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2RG.
P&O North Sea Ferries – Tour of one of the Passenger Liners: EVENT CANCELLED An ‘open day’ will be held on board the “Pride of Rotterdam” on Sunday 14th September between 10.30 and 3.00 p.m. Telephone booking is essential for this event. Visitors will not be admitted without both a reserved place AND identification. Call 01482 492251 for information. Rotterdam Ferry Terminal, King George Dock, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU9 5PS.
HMP Hull Exhibition Centre:
HM Prison Hull was opened in 1870 to hold both men and women. Just outside the main prison is an exhibition room opened in 2011 entitled ‘Within These Walls’
- Thursday 11 September: 1100-1500
- Friday 12 September: 1100-1400
- Saturday 13 September: 1000-1200
Tour of Hull Docks:
The Port of Hull is one of the UK’s leading foreign-trading ports. Regular short-sea services operate to Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states, and is the only passenger port on the Humber Estuary, handling around one million passengers per year.
This is a coach tour around the docks and a rare opportunity to see the port in operation. You will see how ABP (Associated British Ports) has developed the port to become the UK’s leading softwood timber-handling port, where the super-cruise ferries operated by P&O Ferries on the Hull–Rotterdam crossing are berthed, and the site of the Siemens development.
- Thursday 11 September: Tour 1000-1200
- Friday 12 September: Tour 1000-1200
Booking Contact: Associated British Ports Reception
Call: 01482 327171
Port House, King George Dock, Hull.
The BBC Building at Queen’s Court, Hull was opened in 2004 as the headquarters of one of the BBC’s 12 Regional Centres in England.
Windows allow visitors to see radio programmes broadcast live and the four Saturday tours will give a behind the scenes look at how radio and television programmes are made. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Thursday 11 September: 1000-1600 (Ground floor open only)
Friday 12 September: 1000-1600 (Ground floor open only)
Saturday 13 September: 1000-1600 (Ground floor open only); Tours 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
Sunday 14 September: Tours 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
The BBC tours are free, but must be pre-booked.
Booking Contact: BBC Reception
Call: 01482 323232.
For information on all the places open on Heritage Open Days visit the website.
Note 1: There is also a massive programme of Heritage Open Day events in Hull.
Note 2: Unfortunately Paull Holme Tower will not be open again this year. Despite the recent improvements made to the security and safety of the building there has been difficulty in satisfying all the necessary requirements for opening to the public.