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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Also known locally as Whaling Museum

Very interesting and informative museum, well worth a visit if interested in Maritime history. Long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellie B
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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This is an amazing educational place based on Hull and it’s relation to the maritime whaling and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kellock a
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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 by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler's craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
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+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum, well worth a visit if interested in Maritime history. Long established and right in the middle of the city centre almost adjacent to Ferens Art Gallery, also worth a visit.

Thank Ellie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing educational place based on Hull and it’s relation to the maritime whaling and the docks and was the focal point for the Poppies last City of Culture display

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a disclaimer upfront - I am from the maritime field in Europe and therefore, my review may be highly biased towards museums like these! That said, it was a wonderful exhibit of the fishing and whaling maritime culture. Not just of Hull,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a walk with my boyfriend thru this building, kind of interesting place, but for me it was a little bit boring.

Thank i v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth a visit if you are strolling around this place of town, you will not be bored, lot of new things to learn and know..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum that is focused on the association between Hull and the sea. There are sections on fishing, whaling and on the commercial docks. I particularly enjoyed the old films that were continually running and brought to life the harshness of the fishing and the...More

1  Thank StAlbansWilbo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real gem and free.There is an amazing collection of whaling material and associated artifacts that spellbound an eight year old. Go - you will not be disappointed

1  Thank Howard R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maritime museum have had some facinating exhibitions this last year, especially the Shackleton exhibition. The photographs were amazing.

Thank Clickgran
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I always visit here when doing the museum run although it makes me sad when looking at all the instruments that killed so many whales, and seeing that poor stuffed polar bear... the history is still fascinating. There is lots to learn and lots to...More

1  Thank Neomi T
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

There is plenty to see here to learn about fishing, whaling, seafaring etc. I'd never been but we took our 5 year old granddaughter and she loved it.

Thank Stephen S
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xxrobboxx
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.
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retepybwen
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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
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