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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Friendly staff and interesting museum

Dont let the title put you off, a beautiful building with interesting exhibitions and very helpful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderfull Attraction

I stopped here whilst in Hull the exhibits are well presented and interesting although I am not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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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: 11:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed yesterday

Dont let the title put you off, a beautiful building with interesting exhibitions and very helpful and friendly staff

Thank beachbade
Reviewed 2 days ago

I stopped here whilst in Hull the exhibits are well presented and interesting although I am not from a maritime background I still learnt a lot from the museum

Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ran out of time unfortunately to do this museum justice, but we will come back. Moving displays which showed the history of whaling and the fishing fleets out of Hull.

Thank lynnc185
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend brilliant shows you the fishing times in hull really enjoyed this and so did my children

Thank poppyrobbie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While in hull doing a bit of exploring and shopping we came arrows the museum and popped in on entering we were advised by friendly staff that in was free entry so we thought why not, we spent about 1 hour walking round and found...More

Thank phalliwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Maritime Museum on 11/9/2017. This was not our first visit we have been a few times before. The main purpose of this visit was to see the Cod War exhibition which runs until 24/9/2017. This is well worth a...More

Thank HullTigerman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a huge amount of information and artefacts from the local maritime history. The view from the building across to what would have been 2 docks brought home the importance of the industry in the city. The videos about the life on the boats...More

Thank Becs987
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are those that know, and there are those that don't know, and sadly, there are those that don't know that they don't know! Where do I start? The history of this contemporary maligned port of Hull is so rich in History that the ill-...More

Thank Ravenser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this visit was my partner's idea, i was expecting to be bored. How wrong i was! Very interesting, lots of history, lots of items on display. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Free entry which is always a bonus. There was an exhibition on about the Cod...More

1  Thank kim n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I'm not a maritime enthusiast I can't really complain, the entry is free, the old dock building is gorgeous and it's a very informative with the history of fishing and a polar bear.

Thank Lou R
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13 July 2017|
Response from Firemanfrank | Reviewed this property |
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
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