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Hull Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Shows the importance of maritime in history

This museum has a lot of information on fishing and whaling histories. It is hard to imagine the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Angie C
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Great insight

It's been a number of years since I last visited and enjoyed it just as much. Really good insite to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
907philt
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Kingston-upon-Hull, 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3DX, England
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Rated only 3 because no one advised tge closing time on a Friday! We were happily reading the information and watching the video clips for about 25 minutes.... moved further up and most of the rooms upstairs were locked. Museum wardens didnt even explain why...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This museum has a lot of information on fishing and whaling histories. It is hard to imagine the days when whales were so depended on for light and other resources. The bones of the whales were massive, unbelievable in fact! The narwhal exhibit was my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

It's been a number of years since I last visited and enjoyed it just as much. Really good insite to the city's past Martine history. There is two floors of interesting exhibit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

free entry for an interesting museum on whaling, fishing and maritime history in general. Very beautiful building too. Certainly worth a visit when you are there anyway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited here as my grandfather worked as pier master and father worked in Customs. Interesting exhibits and a film about the docks, which unfortunately was made just before my father started work there. Well laid out museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Even though the museum covers Hull as a port for fishing and commercial shipping. There is a part dedicated to the history of the port being involved in the whaling industry. At the moment there is an exhibition about the P.O. ferry Norland and her...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum, well worth a visit if interested in Maritime history. Long established and right in the middle of the city centre almost adjacent to Ferens Art Gallery, also worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is an amazing educational place based on Hull and it’s relation to the maritime whaling and the docks and was the focal point for the Poppies last City of Culture display

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A bit of a disclaimer upfront - I am from the maritime field in Europe and therefore, my review may be highly biased towards museums like these! That said, it was a wonderful exhibit of the fishing and whaling maritime culture. Not just of Hull,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Had a walk with my boyfriend thru this building, kind of interesting place, but for me it was a little bit boring.

Date of experience: July 2018
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xxrobboxx
5 July 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.
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retepybwen
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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
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