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BUFDG Annual Conference 2018 Excursion Options


Walking Tour (Old Town)


The knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the town’s medieval streets to take in the newly created Minster (Holy Trinity), Land of Green Ginger, High Street and Wilberforce House/Museums’ Quarter, the old docks, the Pier and River Humber, and Humber Street which has been transformed into a cultural hub.

Meeting point: City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RQ

Start time: please meet at the Box Office at City Hall at 14:00

Finish time: approx. 15:45


The Deep


The Deep is an award-winning aquarium home to 3,500 fish including green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins. The aquarium uses a combination of hands-on interactive displays, audio-visual presentations, and living exhibits to tell the story of the world's oceans. The museum includes a series of exhibits presenting a chronological journey from the beginning of time through the present-day oceans. This particular excursion is not a guided tour so you will have the opportunity to explore the aquarium at your leisure.

Meeting point: Tower St, Hull, HU1 4DP

Start time: 14:30 at The Deep

Finish time: at your own leisure


Burton Constable Hall


Burton Constable Hall is one of the most fascinating country houses to survive its original collections and interiors. The large Elizabethan Mansion and its surrounding parkland is now a museum owned by the Burton Constable Foundation. You will be shown around the house as part of a behind the scenes tour, and then afterwards there will be free time to look around the hall.

Meeting point: transfer from hotels

Start time: approx. 14:00 – transfers departing from hotels

Finish time: approx. 17:00 (to arrive back at hotel)



Bird Watching - Tour Guide from Yorkshire Coast Nature


Paull Holme Strays Humber Nature Reserve is an area located on the Humber Estuary and is a Special Protection Area for birds, you will be able to explore this reserve with a guide from Yorkshire Coast Nature. The Humber drains a fifth of England and is one of the largest estuaries in the UK. Paull Holme Strays is a good place to see a wide range of wading birds such as Golden Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit, Raptors can also be seen here including Short-eared Owl and Peregrine.

Meeting point: transfer from hotels

Start time: approx. 13:30 – transfers departing from hotels

Finish time: approx. 17:15 (to arrive back at hotel)


Golf at Cottingham Parks Golf Club


The Par 72 golf course, measuring 6,453 yards, opened in 1994 and makes good use of the natural landscape, which is further enhanced by several manmade water features and additional mounding.

The 12th is the signature hole. Measuring only 336 yards in length, it is well protected by water and has seen the end to many medal rounds.

Players must have played golf before and must wear golfing attire, trousers, golf shoes and collared shirt.

The first tee time is scheduled for midday. Attendees should make their own way to the golf course and take their own clubs, transfers will not be provided. We are advised that golfers should be finished by 17:00.

Meeting point: Cottingham Parks Golf Club, HU16 5SW

Start time: please arrive at the Golf Club at 11:50 ready for the first tee off at 12:00

Finish time: approx. 17:00


This year, we’re also suggesting a few activities below for you to do on your own.

You might also be interested in What's on in Hull in March: https://www.hulltheatres.co.uk/whats-on/month/2018-03

Ferens Art Gallery


The Gallery is home to a broad permanent collection with important works by Canaletto, Helen Chadwick, Frans Hals etc. It has a collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European old masters, portraiture, marine painting and modern and contemporary British art.

Address: Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RA

Sunday opening time: 11:00 - 16:30

Last Entry half an hour before closing.

Entry to the museums is free

They no longer offer guided tours


The Museum Quarter


Consists of four museums – Hull and East Riding Museum, Artic Corsair, Street Life Museum of Transport, Wilberforce Museum.

Sunday opening times: 13:30 - 16:30

Last entry time 30 mins before closing.

All museums are free entry

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