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Hull Maritime Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Interesting and pleased we've 'moved on'!

Fascinating museum, lots about the whaling past which makes for uncomfortable viewing but also lots... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Packed full of fascinating items!

We were visiting Hull & came across this museum in the city centre; seeing that entry was free we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crewe, 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...more
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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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All reviews whaling industry polar bear model ships whale bones court room well worth a visit weeping window turner paintings cod wars fishing history free entry great insight lovely building city centre two floors interesting exhibits on display
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating museum, lots about the whaling past which makes for uncomfortable viewing but also lots about the maritime heritage and an especially interesting exhibition about a passenger ferry commandeered for the Falklands conflict.

Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Hull & came across this museum in the city centre; seeing that entry was free we ventured in & were really pleased that we did! The building itself is beautiful, full of lovely architecture but the history of maritime Hull is told...More

Thank stargirl04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avast ye land lubbers ! Visited this magnificent museum with my second cousin Ludwig who is recovering hypochondriac. Ludwig spent many years working as a volunteer for Green Peace and is mad crazy about fish. I loved all the exhibits especially the history of the...More

Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with friends from the northwest of the country who were staying and had never visited Hull before. It is a beautiful building (the old town docks offices) in Queen Victoria Square, opposite the equally impressive buildings of the Ferens Art Gallery and City...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crammed with information and pictures by the dozen, plenty of models and some unusual displays. Particularly liked the model showing what would have been seen in years past from the window. Could do with better signs to indicate the optimum route.

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in whilst walking past with my fiancée and it was worth the visit. Free entry and lots to look at and learn. If you’re interested in history of whalers and ships then this is definitely a good place to pop into. Very interesting and...More

Thank MarkMckie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum occupies a stunning building in the city centre. It is on two floors, plus a mezzanine floor and covers the history of all things maritime relating to Hull, from the earliest boats up to modern day fishing and even the Falklands War. There...More

Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title suggests this museum concentrates on shipping and fishing especially in Hull over the years. There are lots of paintings and models of fishing trawlers, steam liners, whaling vessels and lots of information about each exhibit. The first section covers the whaling industry...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is in the centre of Hull and free to enter. It is housed in the Victorian Custom House. The staff are very welcoming. It has galleries on whaling, commercial shipping and, currently, an exhibition of paintings of those involved in the industry, with...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really helpful staff. Nice welcome. Loads to see , they now close at 4.30 pm The exhibit s are very interesting. And it’s Free You must go and support this great venue Cher’s. Cliff

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July 4, 2018|
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Response from FMW13 | Reviewed this property |
Follow P signs then walk. There's nowhere right at the doorstep as it's in the town centre. We found a multi-storey by the marina.
July 13, 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