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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Brilliant free museum. Fully accessible

I’m in a wheelchair so when we initially came to the entrance of this beautiful old building we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marchlands
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Another "must see" museum

In common with all of Hull's museums this is free to enter and is very well documented. It is easy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m in a wheelchair so when we initially came to the entrance of this beautiful old building we thought we couldn’t get in as it was steep steps but the member of staff on duty came straight out to us and guided us to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In common with all of Hull's museums this is free to enter and is very well documented. It is easy to spend a couple of hours downstairs, let alone going to the first floor. Downstairs is dedicated to the fishing industry and to the whaling...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous Victorian building in a great location facing the Hull theatre and Ferens Gallery, both across the main city centre square. All of which is most attractive, even on a cold winters day. Impressive first floor ‘Courtroom’ a great example of Victorians demonstrating their wealth....More

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HCandLHelp, Audience & Engagement Manager, HYMC at Hull Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon. I am sorry to read that your visit wasn't up to your expectations. I agree that certain aspects of the museum need looking at and I am glad to report that we have already started on a huge £27.5m project, funded by Hull...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is free, so a cheap way to spend an hour or two. Lots to see, but nothing much interactive. Could do with some TLC and an update.

Thank Catherine2311
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely visit to while away a wet hour!! Children enjoyed the trail and the polar bear Eric!! Loads of places to sit down and read info or watch tv footage. A touching book of rememberance paying tribute to all those lost at sea, updated...More

Thank Seanelswick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is on the main square outside princess quay. It was free to enter and has a few interesting bits. You'd have to be really into sea life to spend a little Ng time here but an hour passed quickly for us. Worth a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour or two in the Museum,not really long enough. Plenty to interest you,if you are interested in the maritime history of Hull. Well laid out exhibits on two floors. A large section designated for the history of whaling. A rather barbaric array...More

Thank HenryCrabbe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved all of the other museums in Hull but unless you are into shipping in a big way wouldn’t recommend feel Liverpool maritime museum has a much wider range and appeal in terms exhibitions. The Hull maritime is a beautiful building though so if you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly assistant at the door greeted us and gave the children a sheet with things to look for round the museum. While this held their interest it did kind of make for a charge from one clue to the next. However the children thoroughly...More

Thank Sally J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see. But as most of the exhibits are models of boats and ships, it could do with some interactive things to engage you more. It's free, and worth a visit, but lacked a wow.

Thank Rob F
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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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