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Hull & East Riding Museum

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Address: 36 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1482 613902
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

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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Large and very interesting museum and most importantly free. I thought the roman mosaics were the best part

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum tells the history of the East Ridings through Archaeological artefacts. It has a good collection of dinosaur fossils, stone/bronze/iron age tools and weapons, Roman and Medieval glass and pottery and so on. There are lots of maps and diagrams revealing interesting facts about the local land and how people survived. I visited with my 11yr and 7yr old... More 

Thank Agatha D
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large and very interesting museum and most importantly free. I thought the roman mosaics were the best part

Thank HatterWilko
Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enojyed visited museum and this is great to visit, alot of intestering things going on in there. And a large mommoth. Also a good gift shop and it free entry.

Thank AdamBurt
Selby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of Hull's free to visit museums. It was quite extensive and interesting showing excavations and discoveries from the local area. Wish we had had our grandchildren with us. They would have really enjoyed it. There was a little shop as well. Well done to Hull City Council for another free museum. This would cost a bomb in York. It's... More 

Thank Selebian
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hull and East Riding Museum is part of the Museum Quarter in Hull. It is quite a surprise as the entrance is quite small and gives little indication of how much there is to see inside - it's like Dr Who's tardis, with a great deal to see, from prehistoric times to medieval. It has a particularly strong collection... More 

Thank Ian C
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This free museum is located in the Museum quarter of Hull with two others in close proximity. It's full of history, covering dinosaurs, vikings, romans and other things too. We found it very easy to follow around and managed to squeeze it all into an hour, but we were in a bit of a rush. There are sections reminiscent of... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's brilliant there! Free entry too. As you go in you get knocked to the floor in awesomeness as you come face-to-face with Mortimer, he's a life-like, life-sized Woolley Mammoth! There's Neanderthal Man, Ancient Woman, dinosaur bones etc. Scaled down replicas of Medieval houses and a whole host of other goodies! 10/10!

Thank Phil H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1 Thank caz1993
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

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!

1 Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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