Streetlife Museum of Transport

Streetlife Museum of Transport, Kingston-upon-Hull: Hours, Address, Streetlife Museum of Transport Reviews: 4.5/5

Streetlife Museum of Transport

Streetlife Museum of Transport
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 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
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Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Admission to the Streetlife Museum is free. Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940's high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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littletuppence
Durham, UK297 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Not bad as it's free . Shame staff don't give info on exhibits . Vehicles are great so are the shop fronts . Shame you can't buy any refreshments to enjoy in the rose garden
Written 26 June 2022
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK855 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull during a short stay in the area, the museum is in one corner of the ‘old town’ area of the city known as ‘museum quarter’. Entrance is free though you may make a donation to the running of the museum if you so wish.
As you arrive at the museum, there are a few exhibits outside and my attention was drawn to a four wheeled rail truck used for moving cargoes of wood around Hull docks. Having visited the marina earlier and noticing the rails and short wagon turntables there, this exhibit answered some of our queries.
The main section of the museum has some recreated street scenes comprising old shop fronts and interiors and populated with trams, busses and even an airplane. The museum even boasts a small railway yard complete with signal box and level crossing. Walking around the streets with their stone cobbles gives a wonderfully ‘realistic’ feel to the experience. We had arrived just after the museum opened and as there were not too many visitors at this time, we got some lovely photos.
Upstairs, the visitor will find a museum of horse drawn carts and carriages, once again set in ‘themed’ surroundings and some with audio backgrounds for added effect. Also located on the first floor is a collection of vintage cycles and the visitor can marvel at the skill required to ride a ‘penny farthing’ type bike.
A separate landing gives elevated views over the river Hull although with the tide being out at the time of our visit this was not really a particularly scenic view.
Overall, we thought that the museum was excellent and at least some of the content should appeal to most people visiting here. We would most certainly recommend a visit here.
Written 8 June 2022
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ML12
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May 2022 • Couples
As I am not from Hull this was an amazing experience to get to know the history of the area. Considering it is free its definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. I could not fault anything the exhibits were amazing and the models and shops were cool. Enjoyed the day out with my partner.
Written 16 May 2022
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LCG
Preston, UK61 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Cannot believe this is free. Had a lovely day visiting this museum. Allow 2-3 hours to spend time here. Staff are lovely and welcoming. The layout is a little confusing but the exhibits are great. Loved the models and shop displays.
Written 16 May 2022
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SpainAngie
Spain14 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Lots of unexpected exhibits, all of which were interestingly presented in a great setting. Well worth a visit. Free entry.
Written 6 May 2022
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johnsonwallace
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK102 contributions
Mar 2022
a nice small museum where you can see lots of modes of transport from horse and cart to the early cars. it also has a room with slot old slot machines you can play on. only 20p a go.
Written 4 April 2022
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Mellski
Sheffield, UK150 contributions
Feb 2022
We come to Hull fairly regularly, usually for The Deep, and I'm ashamed to say this was out first ever visit. Wow! We arrived at 3:30pm, and only had half an hour before closing. We will be back, as were so impressed. The shops, trams, bikes, cars, games area, all amazing!
Written 3 March 2022
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WrinkleyFace
Hull137 contributions
Jan 2022
Popped in to shelter from the rain. Lovely that it is free of charge. Not been for a number of years, enjoyed our visit.
Written 24 February 2022
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lincolnhatter
Lincoln, UK592 contributions
Sep 2021
Second visit here, always find it interesting, spent longer looking at the old cars this time, fascinating the different styles and methods of propulsion used, as always the railway bits and maps were interesting (yep I can hear people muttering nerd!).

Well worth a visit
Written 12 February 2022
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Caz J
Bridlington, UK71 contributions
Sep 2021
Great museum - we really enjoyed it. Would be a fantastic day out for children and all free. What's not to like?
Written 17 November 2021
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Streetlife Museum of Transport is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30


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