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Hull Maritime Museum

9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Excellent museum of the maritime history of Hull in the Old Dock Offices

It is worth going into the Maritime Museum for the wonderful building let alone the well displayed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Came across here by chance whilst walking in the city . Looked in and were greeted by lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 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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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed yesterday

It is worth going into the Maritime Museum for the wonderful building let alone the well displayed history of whaling. trawling and the docklands. We were luck enough to meet a volunteer who was able to bring to life the early days of the history...More

Thank marg826
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came across here by chance whilst walking in the city . Looked in and were greeted by lovely knowledgeable staff who explained about the museum and where to start . We were glad we popped in it's a lovely museum with interesting exhibits explaining about...More

Thank kh1354
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is set in a beautiful old building that used to be the Dock Office. There was a temporary display of some Turner paintings with a maritime theme, which was interesting as Turner paintings almost invariably are. However, the permanent exhibitions are much more...More

Thank mikebutler46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here, very interesting and no charge to go in. A good place to visit on a cold winter afternoon.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here primarily to look at the Turner paintings but was pleasantly surprised by the exhibitions on display, I will not spoil it by listing them all just to say a really good set up and some great individual pieces well presented and explained.

Thank TC0241
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Muesum is in a lovely old building that used to be the town Dock office . It houses lots of interesting exhibits from our Whaling industry and lots more besides At the moment there are some Turner paintings on show . Helpful staff and...More

Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is probably the best Museum in Hull, very interesting and educational, good to walk around for an hour or so. Shows some of the Heritage of Hull. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly amazing museum one of many to visit in Hull . All with free entry . Spectacular displays throughout . Well worth a day out

1  Thank lynne b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Museum set within the former Grade I Listed Victorian Dock Office Buildings, tells the story of deep sea fishing and Whaling out of Hull, which at the time of our visit also had a full gallery of Whaling Paintings by the world renowned painter,...More

Thank maplesteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting museum with lots of hands on activities. A good way to learn about the fishing and sailing history of Hull

1  Thank Linda C
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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