160 High Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 1NL
Maister House was built in 1743 for Henry Maister, an important merchant and MP for the town. The three-storey brick exterior belies the spectacular interior with its ornate hall ceiling, stone staircase and lavish stucco work by Joseph Page, who went on to design houses for other merchants in High Street. The property is Grade I listed and is the only National Trust building in the East Riding. It is also a house with secrets, most notably the story of eight ancient golf clubs discovered in a boarded up recess in 1898, which experts believe could go back many centuries, possibly even the oldest set of golf clubs in existence (www.oldestgolfclubs.com). Volunteers from the Trust will be on hand to tell visitors all about this and other stories about the building. Ring bell on Thu/Fri for entry.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
There is no wheelchair access to the building.
With your help we would like Maister House improved for visitor. Our Maister House Improvement Project would see the erection of information panels, better signage and improved lighting. It would also help finance the purchase and display of a replica set of the ancient golf clubs. These simple measures will significantly improve the visitor experience. We would like your help We require £11,000 to make this happen. We already have £5,000 of that. Donate by: a) Giving by cash or cheque in person at Maister House during the Open Days (Sept 12-15th). See Brochure for other ways to donate.
Maister House is on High Street in Hull's Old Town Map link.
Hull Civic Society
Date last modified: 2nd August 2013 at 12:16