Tours of the Minster and the Tower
The Minster has over 700 years of history and many, many more stories to tell from it’s time as the civic Church for Kingston upon Hull. It has played it’s part in the English Revolution, seen the rise and falls of kings, Queens and Governments; endured wars, but Holy Trinity Church, Hull Minster, has continued to serve it’s original purpose as a parish church and community hub for Kingston upon Hull and the surrounding area of the East Riding or Yorkshire since construction began in 1285 AD.
Some say the history of the city of Hull is written on the walls of Hull Minster. With links to famous fathers of Hull industrial and fishing heritage, the Minster has played it’s part in local and national events. From charter of 1299 given by Edward I to form the city of Kingston upon Hull from Monks of Meaux Abbey, just north Hull of the city to the events that kick started the English Revolution, Hull Minster has witnessed it all. These stories are retold by our tour guides as you walk through the Minster and the history of Hull.
Famous fathers, William Wilberforce, the Maister family and many more have associations with Hull Minster which have had far reaching influences in the world today.
From 7th March 2019 we will starting regular tours of the Minster with John Lawson. Places are limited to ensure you get the most from your time with us.
Tours can be booked by visiting here.
Stained Glass Windows Tours
With a number of fine examples of stained windows, the most significant is by Walter Crane. Visitors and regular church members express praiseworthy comments with regard to this 1898 window in Hull Minster’s south nave aisle designed to express the words of PSALM 148. Brothers G & T Earle paid for the work as a memorial to their parents George Foster Earle who died 18 February 1877 aged 63years and Sarah Theodosia who died 16 April 1890 aged 72 years.
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Come see a panoramic view of the Kingston upon Hull from the highest point in the city with public access. Learn about the Bells of the Minster and see the clock mechanism in action as our tour guides take you up the 180 steps to the ringing chamber and then the top of the tour itself for an unparalleled vantage point across the East Yorkshire Wolds, the Humber estuary, Holderness wolds and north to Beverley.