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Hull Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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A lot of history packed into a small building

Very friendly and helpful staff to chat to about the past history of Kingston upon Hull... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Excellent and free

Excellent museum to visit, has visiting exhibitions too. Set in a grand old building in the city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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If you would like to discover more about Hull's maritime heritage, come and enjoy free admission to the city's Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed...more
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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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All reviews whaling industry polar bear model ships whale bones court room well worth a visit weeping window turner paintings cod wars free entry fishing history great insight beautiful building city centre two floors interesting displays queen victoria
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Reviewed yesterday

Maybe I just aren't into boats but I found it very old fashioned and dreary. If you like ships then it might appeal but otherwise nothing engaging or interesting. I can't imagine children enjoying it

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff to chat to about the past history of Kingston upon Hull, Information on most of the connection with life at sea for the folk of the City and well worth the visit

Thank Englisheric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum to visit, has visiting exhibitions too. Set in a grand old building in the city centre, with very informative and interesting exhibitions. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent small gift shop too. It’s a must visit if you go to Hull.

Thank heppy43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids were bored quite quickly. Not much interactive things to do, just looking at things in glass cases. Lots of history to be seen but more for older people I’d say. No parking around the museum.

Thank Mumofmanydebbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amount of antiques and history learnt a lot about both hulls history aswell as maritime history.

Thank poultrums
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating museum, lots about the whaling past which makes for uncomfortable viewing but also lots about the maritime heritage and an especially interesting exhibition about a passenger ferry commandeered for the Falklands conflict.

Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were visiting Hull & came across this museum in the city centre; seeing that entry was free we ventured in & were really pleased that we did! The building itself is beautiful, full of lovely architecture but the history of maritime Hull is told...More

Thank stargirl04
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Avast ye land lubbers ! Visited this magnificent museum with my second cousin Ludwig who is recovering hypochondriac. Ludwig spent many years working as a volunteer for Green Peace and is mad crazy about fish. I loved all the exhibits especially the history of the...More

Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited Hull before. It is a beautiful building (the old town docks offices) in Queen Victoria Square, opposite the equally impressive buildings of the Ferens Art Gallery and City...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Crammed with information and pictures by the dozen, plenty of models and some unusual displays. Particularly liked the model showing what would have been seen in years past from the window. Could do with better signs to indicate the optimum route.

Thank Anthony P
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5 July 2018|
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Response from FMW13 | Reviewed this property |
Follow P signs then walk. There's nowhere right at the doorstep as it's in the town centre. We found a multi-storey by the marina.
13 July 2017|
Response from Firemanfrank | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter... I've never seen pets in the museum. There are priceless artefacts that could suffer irreparable damage especially if a large very unruly dog misbehaved and therefore i would imagine the policy will be to admit... More