Fort Paull, Kingston-upon-Hull

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  • Not worth the entrance fee for a family. Some very weird displays, some actually quite disturbing, and the whole place is run down and a bit dangerous for young kids. Really needs some time and money ...  more »
  • This could be a great place to visit but needs a lot of updating! I understand that you can't change the buildings too much as its national heritage but the steps are corroding and are therefore dange...  more »
  • The receptionist was very helpful and gave a good overview of what to expect. Entry fee was £6.50 for an adult. If you want to experience what it was like during Ww1 and Ww2 there are a lot of stairs ...  more »
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  • I love the place, yes it needs an injection of capital expenditure but the Staff deal with what there is. A great place for kids and young at heart with plenty to see and then do again. Great to visit when there is an event happening, the people with the Engines (end August beginning of September) are an interesting bunch to talk to. I wish it was nearer home I'd volunteer to work there. Take the kids, slip their lead, off they pop...magic😂🤣😉
  • Really impressed with this attraction, massive grounds with loads of exhibits to see. Would be lovely to take a picnic on a sunny day, some great places to sit with views over the river Humber. We were time limited and had about 2 and a half hours here, and it was not enough. With a bit of investment this could be a five star attraction, it's just looking a bit tired in places, it seemed like dedicated staff have done a great job on limited funds. Thoroughly recommend a visit, it's relatively cheap too
  • We had a couple of hours to kill and Fort Paull was nearby so thought we'd have a wander around. The staff seem helpful and informative, particularly the lady whom we paid our entry fee too. She gave us a rundown of what was where, and gave us a map of the site. The exhibits are a main part of the attraction, along with the actual fort itself, and although they were great to look around, I was a bit disappointed to find that they were thick with dust and cobwebs inside. It gave the impression of neglect, although I'm sure that's not the case. There were lots of rooms and areas, depicting various times in history that the fort was used and for one thing or another, and it was nice pottering about with no particular rush. It was a lovely sunny day when we went, but I imagine it'd be a fab place to come on a rainy day too as there are loads of indoor things to see. The children's play area was great fun, and the obstacle course a brilliant idea. Very in keeping with the military theme. I was a little concerned about a few jagged nails here and there on the course, so be advised to keep an eye on little ones. There is a cafe on site, but I didn't get a chance to go in as we were on a flying visit. The loos were functional but tired looking with several big spiders eyeballing me from their dusty webs whilst I did my ablutions. The gift shop was well stocked with all kinds of relevant historical things, books, toys etc but I was a bit disappointed that it smelled really strongly of stale smoke. Maybe the smoking area was a little too close to the door? Overall, really enjoyed the visit and will be going back this year to spend longer there. Well worth a visit as there is plenty to do and see.
  • Lovely day out. We are a family of three disabled 43yr and a 21 and 18 yr old. Entry prices great. There was an event on today which was well organised. Food was lovely and the two lady who run the little cafe were very helpful. Although we had a wheelchair and the disabled guest couldn't access much due to the listing of the building and therefore no changing being unable to be made there was plenty to see and do xx made to feel very welcome by all. All staff very informative x
  • Amazing place. Full of history that you can explore. Lots of things for the kids to play on. Underground tunnels to explore.

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