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The Museums Quarter in the Old Town links the Streetlife Museum of Transport, Hull and East Riding Archaeological Museum and Wilberforce House, birthplace of Hull's most famous son William Wilberforce - completed by the 1960s sidewinder trawler, Arctic Corsair. Close by is the iconic architecture of The Deep Submarium, an ideal place to survey the waterfront vista and enjoy a panoramic view of the city's skyline.  After nightfall, Hull is alive with a buzz and energy all of its own. Soak up the atmosphere of the Old Town in one of many traditional hostelries or experience Hull's very own café bar culture; alternatively, take in a show at Hull Truck or Hull New Theatre. The Deep - This marine life and sea life history experience is one in a million. Housed in a museum shaped like a ship the kids will love exploring the depths 'literally', as included in this experience is an underwater lift which can take you 10 feet below! Exhibitions and living sea life are numerous, including the Corals, the Kingdom of Ice exploring arctic sea life, and the Big Bang taking you back to before life began. Hands on and interactive people queue for ages to get into this attraction which doesn't disappoint. Check out their fantastic website to plan your visit before you go - there's so much to see you need to plan! The Humber Bridge - Traffic first went over this suspension bridge in 1981. The history of its design and construction is fascinating and outlined in the website below, as well as introducing additional pamphlets and books to those interested in finding out more. The Humber has a shifting bed and navigable channel, so a suspension bridge was chosen, primarily because it wouldn't block the channel. A tunnel would have proved far too expensive. The bridge took eight long years to build, and really is a stunning piece of engineering.