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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Good Shackleton display

I enjoyed here the Shackleton Antarctic display. It was illustrated with genuine photos taken on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
geoff291
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Brisbane, Australia
If you love boats it’s probably for you

First off, I love a boar, but mainly playing in them. I found the museum a little dull overall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
darrenhepworth
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Kegworth, 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
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+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed here the Shackleton Antarctic display. It was illustrated with genuine photos taken on his expedition. All the ice photos were gripping and made me feel col. The rest of the museum was ok. Free. Located in the centre of town

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, I love a boar, but mainly playing in them. I found the museum a little dull overall though it’s in a beautiful building. The temporary exhibition on Shackleton was brilliant though & made it worth the visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a shakily exhibition in there museum which was fascinating to find out about their exploration in a well curated exhibition. The museum is dedicated to the maritime history of Hull and is well worth the visit and learning about the mariners, their ships...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another of Hull's free museums. This one gives you the history of Hull's maritime past from it's heyday as a whaling port right through to the demise of the fishing industry. There are plenty of models to see and it really is well laid out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another free museum that I visited whilst in Hull. Just in the centre by the little water feature near the shopping centre. Well worth a visit, but please donate. Lots of models of ships/boats, even a polar bear. Tells you all about whaling, lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a whistle stop tour as I found it a bit boring. It has a strange, quite pokey, layout and feels quite tired. The building was the star of the show.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always really enjoy this museum and this temporary exhibition in particular is really good. It’s a great place for children too with a giant whale skeleton and a polar bear from many years ago.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, housed in a beautiful building, tells a fascinating story of Britain's maritime past and those who were part of one of the most dangerous trades in the world. We also saw the exhibition of photographs by Frank Hurley, taken during Shackleton's 1915 expedition...More

Thank Bugsy256
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant musuem and fascinating with so much much to see , look , and read was well worth spending a couple of hours .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a recent trip to Hull I visited the Hull Maritime Museum as in the past I had not managed to get in due to time constraints. This time it was a wonderful day so I decided to visit and take a look around. Upon...More

Thank Paul R
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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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The stunning ceramic poppies are part of an iconic sculpture named Poppies: Weeping Window, which will be on show on the outside of the Maritime Museum in Hull city centre, from 25 March to 14 May 2017 according to the Hull... More
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