Hull Maritime Museum

Hull Maritime Museum, Kingston-upon-Hull

Hull Maritime Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tour802126
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK4 contributions
Great when open
Jun 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately this museum of now closed for a couple of years for a complete refurbishment, when reopens in 2023 I am certain it will be great to visit.
Written May 22, 2021
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InvestGold
Denmark19 contributions
Excellent insight into the history of major UK port
Oct 2019
I work in the shipping business and happened to stumble on this while visiting Hull. It's a wonderful museum explaining the rich fisheries and mercantile past of Hull. There are so many buildings around the city showing what a wonderfully rich place it was once - I hope it will be again. Excellent and best of all FREE!
Written May 8, 2020
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Jan Jan
7 contributions
Museum visit
Aug 2019 • Couples
Even though we live in Hull you forget the superb attractions that are right under your nose. My husband and I decided to visit this lovely museum and we were surprised how informative it was. We will be visiting again.
Written February 27, 2020
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,606 contributions
Perfect history lesson
Jan 2020 • Family
This is an amazing inside look into Hulls shipping history. Take a look when you are in the city centre and learn something for free in this great old building.
Written January 28, 2020
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Marvin S
Scarborough, UK178 contributions
Waiting for the revamp.
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went on the penultimate day before they closed for the revamp, having not been for a lot of years it was tired and ready for a facelift, we are really looking forward to the new look Maritime Museum.
Written January 27, 2020
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cookiesmum2019
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK141 contributions
Great museum
Nov 2019
Great museum highlighting local as well as national maritime history. Lots to see and discover. Would recommend a visit.
Written January 2, 2020
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,214 contributions
Fascinating - and free!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We finally got to visit this museum when we had some time to spare on a damp day in Hull and were both very impressed with what we found. Lots of very interesting exhibits about the history of Hull’s links to the sea.
Well worth a visit for all ages, especially as there’s no entry fee (you can donate as did we to contribute to the upkeep) of this important museum.
Written December 23, 2019
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Patian2014
Barton-upon-Humber, UK273 contributions
Grimsby Maratime Museum is a great place to take visitors.
Dec 2019
We decided to give our London land lubber friends a different sort of day on their recent visit and something so out of their comfort zone.
It was poring with rain and the nearest parking machine was the "other side " of the large car park. I drove them to the entrance then crossed to park at the other side of the large car park to pay, and got very wet after running to join them. Who ever planned their location should be made to try it themselves.
Enough of the moaning the museum itself is very good and we spent well over 2 hours there with a splendid break to go on a guided tour to view one of, if not the last, fishing boat of its kind. Our splendid guide had sailed and worked for years on it and came with splendid true stories of what life was like.
All in all a splendid day but take heed of my weather warning!
Written December 17, 2019
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Tony W
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK32 contributions
Another free gem in the city center
Nov 2019
Another free museum in this once famous maritime city, housed in the former dock offices over looking Queens gardens once known as Queems dock before been filled in and landscaped. inside the museum there are displays covering all aspects of the history of hulls maritme history including the fishing and whaling industry, most haunting is the whale song as you enter the whaling exhibition. a great museum for all the family to visit, and soon there will be a further fishing exhibition when the trawler Arctic cavalier is housed in a dry dock along side the river Hull opposite the Street life museum over the new bridge, when finished it will be another great place to visit.
Hull
Written November 24, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the museum. We're pleased your enjoyed your time as we try our best to make it a really fun and interesting visit. We're currently developing exciting plans for Hull, Yorkshire’s Maritime City, a multi-million pound regeneration project to transform the Hull Maritime Museum, the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship with new exhibitions and interactive learning, placing maritime at the very heart of our story. The museum will have 50% more objects on display covering numerous maritime related topics. The museum will close on 19 January 2020 for an extensive refurbishment. If you’d like to keep up to date you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Hullmaritime or visit maritimehull.co.uk, alternatively you can subscribe to our regular newsletter by emailing hymc@hullcc.gov.uk
Written December 19, 2019
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David L
Sudbury, UK62 contributions
Fascinating history of this maritime city
Nov 2019
Entry free to this museum in the old city: many large-scale models of old ships and fishing vessels, with other artefacts (including skeltons of whales and a stuffed polar bear!) and information about Hull's maritime past.
Written November 21, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the museum. We're pleased your enjoyed your time as we try our best to make it a really fun and interesting visit. We're currently developing exciting plans for Hull, Yorkshire’s Maritime City, a multi-million pound regeneration project to transform the Hull Maritime Museum, the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship with new exhibitions and interactive learning, placing maritime at the very heart of our story. The museum will have 50% more objects on display covering numerous maritime related topics. The museum will close on 19 January 2020 for an extensive refurbishment. If you’d like to keep up to date you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Hullmaritime or visit maritimehull.co.uk, alternatively you can subscribe to our regular newsletter by emailing hymc@hullcc.gov.uk
Written December 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Hull Maritime Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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