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Hull & East Riding Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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A good walk through history

Each and every era of local history covered, although the emphasis is on the human era. This does... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Anthony P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Quite quiet on a Saturday morning when I was there. The exhibition starts on the first floor... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
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“roman mosaics”(36 reviews)
“iron age”(31 reviews)
“woolly mammoth”(28 reviews)
Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun. Walk...more
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36 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
+44 1482 613902
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This museum is often overlooked for the likes of the transport museum plus the title doesn't quite summarise exactly what is inside! We had a fab day out!! Inside you are instantly greeted by a life size mammoth that would roam this region years ago!...More

3  Thank Claire_R_J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The website states that the museum covers 235 million years from the Mammoths to the Saxon invaders and there's plenty of exhibits and models to substantiate that. Even on a Tuesday morning it was very busy with at least 5 school parties visiting so it...More

1  Thank Philip S
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All reviews roman mosaics iron age woolly mammoth bronze age prehistoric times anglo saxon ice age middle ages celtic village natural history free entry well worth a visit children and adults interesting things on display gift shop wilberforce house
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Each and every era of local history covered, although the emphasis is on the human era. This does mean there is more to dedicate to Celtic and Saxon eras, ofter overlooked for Romans and Normans and later. A personal note to museums everywhere - why...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Quite quiet on a Saturday morning when I was there. The exhibition starts on the first floor ( good clean toilets on the ground floor) and you see Hull through the various time periods from Neolithic to medieval. There’s a good section with a recreated...More

Thank SGC60
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Hull & East Riding Museum holds the most comprehensive collection of excavated Roman mosaic-tile floors, possibly in the UK. Also, replicas of ancient Celtic villages and much, much more. An absolute must for any visitor to Hull.

Thank Warhol1
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Not a very modern museum in the Museum Quarter but its very interesting, it has Roman, Saxon, natural history and other different cultures to see.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Situated within the Museum Quarter and free to enter, the Hull & East Riding Museum is a must to visit! For a small building it is crammed with exhibits, including a mammoth and Iron Age village! An in depth history of the city of Hull...More

Thank RandRH
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I don't know how we had missed this gem on our previous visits to the Streetlife museum next door. It seems to have much, much more than the Roman mosiacs that we remembered from many years ago with the museum divided into separate historical ages....More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I must take my hat off to the city of Hull for its ability to keep a huge range of cultural centres free for visitors and locals alike. This lovely little museum is positively crammed full of all the usual suspects but from the point...More

1  Thank Auds632
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is always a revelation when I go round this museum great layout fantastic exhibits and it is all FREE

Thank marfleet
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Walked through centurys without taking hours to do it. Interesting to think that Mammoths walked round Hull.

Thank Irene N
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This museum uses artefacts from around the region alongside models to illustrate the entire history of humans in Hull. It takes you (in chronological order) from 75000 years to the middle ages. There are some wonderful reconstructions and the information is interesting without overloading the...More

1  Thank paulcW4631WD
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14 March 2017|
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Response from SutcliffeFamile | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of it would be accessible in a wheelchair I would think.
Les B
22 January 2015|
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