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The Hull People's Memorial Museum

8-9 Whitefriargate, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2ER, England
+44 7856 178885
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A happy find

Didn't know about this museum but we're drawn in by the WW2 music. Once inside, what a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
barb2601
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Sheffield, England
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Real local history, especially wartime from WW1 and WW2 and Dead Bod

I visit Hull fairly regularly and I always try and find some time for a look in here - free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen S
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Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
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The Hull People's Memorial Exhibition Centre is the only People's Museum of Kingston upon Hull at war. It began with an appeal to build The Hull People's Memorial, a memorial to those who lived or died in the city during the German bombings of World Wars one and two. It was clear that the people of the city wanted more and was not long before the museum collection grew from public-donated artifacts. We boast a large hands-on collection which includes weapons from WWI and WWII - Axis and Allied. Our Officers' Dugout and Trench has even been praised by staff from the Imperial War Museum and copied by several others too. During your visit why not see what our volunteer researchers can discover about your military ancestors? It is a free service (but we would be very pleased to accept your donations towards the Hull People's Memorial Fund.
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible0%
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8-9 Whitefriargate, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2ER, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know about this museum but we're drawn in by the WW2 music. Once inside, what a wonderful experience and enthusiastic volunteers! The displays were excellent. Will be back next time I visit Hull 🙂More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review barb2601, and thank you for calling in. We will look forward to meeting you on your next visit and, if you have any military ancestors, please bring some info' with you and we will do a little...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Hull fairly regularly and I always try and find some time for a look in here - free admission! They seem to change whats on display occasionally so it's always worth additional visits. They sell various gift items for young and old as...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephen S, Thank you for the feedback and the 5* review! The volunteers who look after the display area are much more knowledgeable than I am when in comes to what goes where in the displays; WW1, WW2, before or after. Just as well...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We looked forward to visiting this museum but unfortunately arriving on the 17th May 2018 we found it was closed while a lift is installed, the shop was open and they do have some interesting things for sale there and the window displays give the...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry that you caught us mid-construction of the new lift. Being an ancient property we are not required to actually provide one, but it only seems fair that everyone can access the first-floor research area, no matter how able they are on a staircase....More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A wide selection of articles for sale in the shop which covers half the museum. The other half has a recreation of a wartime trench and other wartime scenarios as well as other historical things. The small space has been effectively used. Admission is by...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback curlytail55. From monday 15th our new lift will begin construction so that we can open up our new upstairs area, which you will not have seen, to everyone. This will double the museum area and provide an area for research...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

So much to look at and think about, my Grandfather was in Flanders and these exhibits really bring it to life, superb museum and the volunteer staff are brilliant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, chap in the red Northern Soul shirt especially, well worth a decent donation...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you lincolnhatter, Was your Grandfather a 'Yellowbelly' too? (Don't tell anyone in the museum but about 5% of my ancestry comes from the south-side of the Humber too.) I will pass on your remark to our 'Soul Man' - they are quite competitive about...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

was ok but bit small and not alot to see but its free theres a toilet and staff more than willing to help a few interesting things thoughMore

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Keith S, Yes, we are probably "a bit small" but when you consider that we are entirely dependant on what visitors drop into our collection boxes, and that every one of the team is a volunteer, it might help you to realise why. We...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The people who run this memorial were still unpacking and getting all the displays together. And what great displays they were. Individual, personal memorabilia from WW1 and WW2. I believe this is a new location, and due to be formally opened in May to coincide...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi lynnc185, Ha ha .... they always seem to be unpacking as everything changes sometimes, it seems, every day! We are currently waiting for our lift to be installed (15th May 2018) so that we can get our upstairs research area open to the public....More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday, the museum has recently move and enlarged. The volunteers are making a brilliant job of it, it's interesting, hands on and also really educational. The team are so enthusiastic and helpful. It's run on donations, so even though it's free to visit,...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello Fenella2018, Thank you so much for an excellent review! We will open our upstairs are for the day on the 12th May, the day the memorial is finally unveiling following all the city centre works which have help us up since 2015! "At last!"...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Run by volunteers, with the aim of raising money for a memorial to commemorate the victims of Hull's blitz. It has spread its wings, and now acts as an active research centre for those tracing family history with a military slant. Recently moved into a...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Many thanks for your feedback 'Hessle'. We are getting closer to the lift installation and will be able to get on with finishing off the downstairs exhibition room real soon, all being well. Next, it will be onward and upwards with work commencing on the...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The Hull People’s Memorial Museum is a great place to learn Hull’s history in WWII. The museum just moved down the street from its former location. When we went in last weekend they were still setting up, but there was still plenty of excellent displays...More

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Alan B, Chair at The Hull People's Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and review RamonaL34, so pleased that you enjoyed what we have to offer. Thank you too for your 'donation' suggestion as it is these which keep us going. Although the museum area is still under development, and probably always will...More

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Entry is free but you are always welcome to leave a donation to help with the building of the Hull People's Memorial.
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