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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Looking at maritime history of the city

Visiting the maritime museum logs the city's maritime history in great detail including the fishing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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An exhibit within the museum

We went in solely to look at the Bill Bailey "Cabinet of Curiosity" exhibition, having spent a long... read more

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the maritime museum logs the city's maritime history in great detail including the fishing industry. The trawler owners details including their company colours and logos proudly displayed on the funnels and it was some of the prosperity for the city including early whale fishing...More

Thank azwun
Reviewed yesterday

We went in solely to look at the Bill Bailey "Cabinet of Curiosity" exhibition, having spent a long time looking at the main exhibits on our last visit. We were met at the door by a pleasant young man who directed us upstairs to the...More

Thank johnfred4
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this twice over two days as I missed some the first day, it is a good and interesting insight into fishing in Hull during the last two centuries

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went as it was hosting the Bill Bailey Cabinet of Curiosity- its upstairs on the first floor. We had to ask as we couldn't see a sign even though it's listed on the City of Culture website. It's an interesting collection of things with...More

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hull has a great tradition of interesting museums. Wilberforce House, the Transport museum and Town Docks maritime museum. Excellent exhibits in this building with helpful staff.

Thank Firemanfrank
Reviewed 5 days ago

What happens when you mix a great comedian and children with museum collections and give them free rein to create background stories and interpretation for random objects? A fab exhibition, that's what! Laugh out loud funny, playing on the assumptions and conventions of museums and...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hull has a rich maritime history so there is a great story to be told...however this is an old fashioned museum ..lots of exhibits in boxes made in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Nice that they have knowledgeable hosts.

Thank hjd150
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant!! The current exhibitions are fabulous. The giant boat & the curious objects. Kids have to go in every time we're in town!!!

Thank HBroad2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful city so clean not what I expected loads of beautiful old buildings renervated and plenty of museums to visit this one was well worth a visit on entering was greeted by a lovely gentleman telling us where to go and what order...More

Thank Edithann2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a 'Must See For Free'... there was so much to take in educationally it really does open your eyes to what Hull really is much about within the Maritime exhibition.... Would recommend this to anyone.

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How long is the poppies display going to last?
17 April 2017|
Response from Frederick S | Reviewed this property |
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
Laura T
hi what is the entry fee?
22 August 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Free entry