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Hull & East Riding Museum

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Address: 36 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
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+44 1482 613902
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From...

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 through an Iron Age village, enter a Roman bath house and look at the stunning mosaics. Discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see our horde of Viking treasure

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A good museum with lots of interesting items and facts.

Another good museum, easy to find and you can visit when looking at the other free museums. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another good museum, easy to find and you can visit when looking at the other free museums. Worth a visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A summary of the history of Hull and the area from prehistoric times - some interesting displays but not much that was very interactive - we were flagging a bit by the time we got to the Normans - the Roman mosaics were superb and the museum is free!

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Thank Catherine T
Staffordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another of Hull's great museums. At first I thought it nothing special but there are some great bits. The wooden warriors, the long boat and especially the fabulous mosaics and other Roman artifactts. Like all the Hull museums it's free but well worth a donation to keep it going.

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Thank WillStaffordshire
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating museum, so much to learn. You could easily enthrall children of any age. We would like to go back and spend more time there. Lucky Hull

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 seemed very crowded and noisy. There's no parking on site but there a number of... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made this the first of my visits to the three fine museums in this cluster, and was not disappointed. It looks very low-key and uninteresting from the outside, but my word what a difference once you get inside. Proceeding from one era to another through the museum was a most interesting experience and there were some very lifelike displays... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

with it being next to the other museums it is a must to visit. Being free and easily accessible it is a joy to waks round.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of a little museum complex I stumbled into through going on a walk with a locally based relative. This museum was an unexpected find with some very unusual artefacts e.g. prehistoric boats found locally. However the real highlight for me was the Roos Carr figures from the Bronze age. I had no idea anything like this existed... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best museums outside of London in the UK. Great exhibits of life from the iron age to the 19th century. Good for people of all ages.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day in hulls museums with friends ended up in this one very interesting with some very good exhibits, I am very interested in fossils and this museum has lots

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