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Hull & East Riding Museum

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Address: 36 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1482 613902
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13:30 - 16:30
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Sun 13:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From...

Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun. Walk through an Iron Age village, enter a Roman bath house and look at the stunning mosaics. Discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see our horde of Viking treasure

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best mosaics in UK

I always enjoy my visits to this museum, every time I go they have improved it a bit more. My favourite gallery is however the Roman Display. They have set out to display the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy my visits to this museum, every time I go they have improved it a bit more. My favourite gallery is however the Roman Display. They have set out to display the many mosaics where possible in situ, eg the dolphin mosaic is in the bath house. They have some of the best mosaics in the UK, The... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting family in the area and decided to take time out to visit some local museums. The area that this museum is in hosts 3-4 other attractions within 5 minutes walk so it's a good option to visit before moving onto another one. The parking is not easy as the street parking in the surrounding streets (it's not possible to... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Musuem Quarter is Hull & East Riding Museum which was less busy than the other museums in the immediate vicinity. Once I was in the museum it wasn't immediately apparent as to which direction I was meant to be going but I followed other people and soon got my bearings. There is a lot to see in this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see or do but worth visiting if only for sense on local history, easily accessible, again bit hard to access at the moment due to works.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A museum housing the history of the area ranging from the prehistoric, through the stone, iron and bronze ages, through to the Roman and Anglo-Saxon era. This range of attractions are laid out chronologically and varied enough that the child who was with us didn't get bored. Located next door to the Streetlife museum, around the corner from the Wilberforce... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

we entered this free museum not knowing what to expect but were enchanted by its exhibits of life in roman, and medieval times.

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Thank Paul H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely collection at this museum, fascinating local history around the Parisi people... stunning objects from the Iron Age... the Roman mosaics are also beautiful and I love the layout of the Roman galleries... the Ferriby boat is a real highlight but the interpretation around this important item could be more engaging, a redisplay of this section would be fab, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What an amazing day we had! We took our 6 children to see Morph at the Animotion. It was great to show them what we used to watch on tv when we was kids. It was great to watch them learning how it was made and giving it a go themselves!!! We spent a good few hours here and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you looked from the outside you would think there wasn't going to be a lot in this museum but how wrong could you be. It took you from the earliest times in the area to the Roman times. you could easily spend a few hours in here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Museum Quarter contains the Street Life, Hull & East Riding and Wilberforce House museums all next to each other, and also free. The East Riding contains extensive historical and archaeological displays and is excellent.

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