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Hull Maritime Museum

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Address: 9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
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+44 1482 300300
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10:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you would like to discover more about Hull's maritime heritage, come and...

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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Small city centre Museum

An easy to find free museum being housed in the Docks office building in Queen Victoria Square, although given Hull's long maritime history I had expected a far bigger... read more

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

An easy to find free museum being housed in the Docks office building in Queen Victoria Square, although given Hull's long maritime history I had expected a far bigger building. The exhibits are set out to cover Artic Whaling industry, (not my cup of tea), North Sea fishing, World war, trade and the operation of the Docks. Generally there's plenty... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is suitable for all the family and is very interesting. when we visited there was a fact finding paper you could fill in for fun and the staff were on hand to help if you needed it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great little museum, lots of fascinating exhibits about Hull's maritime history. Activity sheets for kids, all free.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free admission. Sunday afternoon visit. The external 'Poppy Weeping Window' display was very attractive and popular. A great draw for the 2017 City of Culture. The Museum itself was quite interesting, with various displays, but predominantly featuring the port's whaling history - which in today's light seems a brutal industry. Certainly worth a visit whilst in Hull.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting place although our two 4 year olds weren't that interested once they'd looked around too young I think maybe try again in a couple of years

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hexham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good, and free, little museum about Hulls maritime history. I had no idea it was so heavily involved in whaling, and I was born in hull!

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

Visited on a cold wet morning. Loads to see and great information too. A lovely place to visit and all museums are free donations welcome.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With loads of interesting readings and many exhibits to wonder at take your time and take in the history this wonderful museum has to offer. Please be aware that with Hull being COC year, exhibits will change.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have fond memories of the brightly coated and animated trawler boys celebrating their return from another successful fishing trip. Little of this atmosphere is reflected in the Museum. Trawlers do have their place here but are almost an afterthought. I knew them as beam trawlers, here they are called side winders, a term I find disturbing and almost disrespectful... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learnt a lot about Hull's shipping history but it is old fashioned and we saw a lot of school groups struggle to really engage with what they were seeing.

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