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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    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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  • Kate F
    121 contributions
    This amazing place tracks the history of ocean life through interactive displays, videos, tactile exhibits and real life exhibits. There were lots of children having a great time exploring everything. Lots of information for adults as well
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • 70ish
    Worcester, UK2,230 contributions
    Fantastic bridge its really beautiful, apart from crossing over the bridge our hotel had the most stunning views of the bridge from the gardens and some public rooms. Unfortunately not my bedroom though many will have had great views.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • littletuppence
    Durham, UK297 contributions
    Great time to visit as Netflix drama being filmed in the old town . Lots of props etc all added to the ambience . Great chat with lots of other visitors .
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Valery Sharp ***
    10 contributions
    Since my childhood and living five minutes away from the Park my friend and I spent hours and hours playing there. We took our fishing nets and fished for hours then eating our jam sandwiches, coconut buns and our lemonade came in very useful. The Park has grown and grown with great activities etc. It has a boating lake and lots of animals. You can get some lovely icecream, lollies etc. and there are facilities which are essential. The wonderful trees, flower beds and areas to sit really makes this Park very special. Look forward to going back again this summer. I have put April 2021 but I've been going there since the forties.

    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Helen W
    2 contributions
    First time on a ferry, wasn’t sure what to expect. Although room was small it was very clean, this included the bathroom. Brasserie food was very good in the evenings, wish we’d thought to prebook breakfast in there to avoid long queues. Staff were very friendly, good service all round. Our friends upgraded their room and we would maybe consider this next time. Overall, no complaints, great weekend away, will definitely use it again.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Tour802126
    Kingston-upon-Hull, UK4 contributions
    Unfortunately this museum of now closed for a couple of years for a complete refurbishment, when reopens in 2023 I am certain it will be great to visit.
    Written 22 May 2021
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    We visited Hull marina twice during a short stay in the area. We were staying in a local hotel and the marina was a short walk from here via Murdoch’s bridge over the busy A63.
    The marina is in an old basin presumably once forming part of the Hull docks complex. Shipping wishing to access the basin from the river Humber do so via a lock gate and so when the tide is ‘out’, the boats and pleasure craft are captive within.
    As you walk around it is interesting to see some of the old warehouse buildings have been repurposed for more contemporary uses. The cobbled roadways, some still holding the rails and wagon turntables once used to move freight around the dock, and the bollards add to the atmosphere created by the sensitive re development of this area.
    Works of art may be found in this area ranging from the puzzling ‘two fishermen’ to the touching statue of ‘immigrants’. If you follow the marina down to the River Humber, the visitor can gain some fine views over the water to New Holland in North Lincolnshire.
    There are some nice commercial outlets to get food and drink around the marina and public toilets are available in Nelson Street.
    We found the area to be very photogenic and certainly worthy of a visit of you are looking around Hull.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • 602511
    York, UK104 contributions
    Visited many churches, cartmel, york, ripon , ely to name a few but never been to one with a flat roof before, most have spectacular roof arches but this ones flat and yes i liked the rest of it but why would it have a flat roof ?
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • MrsAG
    Winchester, Hants102 contributions
    An circular leads you through beautifully curated art works in each room, ending up in the contemporary era. Spacious, light airy spaces, and a little care and shop available if you walk through in a straight line from the main entrance instead of going off left for the tour. Pleasant, polite museum staff. I went twice in one weekend, I enjoyed it so much.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • richard l
    Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, UK2 contributions
    This is an essential service for those of us in the North of England. Already we have lost the Zeebrugge connection and with the pandemic things are not all roses with P&O Ferries.
    OK so the ferry? I love the boats and the convenience. Prices can be very high but the alternatives are driving down South. (Not nice)
    I'd rather spend my time on European roads than stress the hell to and from Dover.
    Now the reason I'm giving the ferry 4 stars is as follows. 5 stars for location and ships, 3-4 for price, 1 for Food in the Kitchen. Why only 1? Because the food has become dire. It is served in plates with a lid not dissimilar to an old works canteen I used to use in the eighties. I understand this is due to restrictions with staff due to coving but come on P&O, this is something which has been Important for long distance travellers in need of rest. Even before the Covid outbreak the then self service food had dropped in quality! Please sort this out, its bad business! I'm giving a total review of 4 stars but only because we in the North need a continental link and because your overall service is very good.
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Joe Savage
    Wellingborough, UK71 contributions
    We visited this place for an hour. Would recommend to anyone visiting Kingston upon Hull, was very interesting.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK855 contributions
    We visited the Hull & East Riding Museum 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.
    The museum gives an insight into past times of the area from prehistory to the Norman Conquest. Upon entry the visitor finds themselves confronted by a life-size mammoth before being immersed in a prehistoric ocean populated by long extinct sea creatures.
    As visitors pass around the museum they will pass through Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Norman eras. The Celtic village is very atmospheric but the Roman era steals the show with rooms from a villa complete with mosaics and a market square to walk around. The Roman bath house has a wealthy Roman proudly entertaining his two male guests in his new bath house and the soundtrack mimics what he might be saying about his new acquisition.
    We thought that a visit here would appeal to anyone with an interest in these periods of history and particularly children studying these subjects at school due to the historic recreations of these periods.
    An enjoyable visit.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Jan
    Doncaster, UK39 contributions
    Firstly the theatre itself …
    We visit around 6 times a year. Fantastic venue, lovely to have something like this nearby rather than having to travel to The West End. 2 nice bars ( we like the upstairs one where you can sit in the window and watch the world go by). Food and drinks , by theatre standards, are reasonably priced. Staff are warm and welcoming. If you do book a show make sure you get the correct seats/dates as they point blank refuse to change anything once booked. We booked seats over the phone, realised we got it wrong, immediately rang back to change to more expensive seats (a year in advance I might add) and got a resounding no! So just be extra careful before booking.

    Secondly Jersey Boys May 2022…
    If you have never seen this before then I’m sure you will leave feeling you have seen something fantastic. However, we saw this a few years back at Hull New Theatre and were blown away with the show and left the theatre on a high. The singing and cast in May 2022 are amazing and give a great performance but….
    I can not understand why those in production feel the need to tweak and update shows. If something isn’t broken then why fix it. The original performance had a finale lasting 20 minutes comprising of an medley of Four Seasons hits and had the audience on their feet clapping, singing and dancing (as much as you can in front of a seat!). Some clapping and singing in this one but no grand finale like last time . Also the true story of Frankie and the Four Seasons is fascinating and heartwarming. First time round you really understood the story but this time it just didn’t capture that and if I didn’t already know the real story I’d have left this latest version none the wiser.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Eviee B
    Barnsley, UK92 contributions
    We stumbled across this and even through we're two child-free adults, we couldn't resist popping in. It's a nice cheap activity if you're in Hull. We had a lot of fun playing with the interactive sand tray and enjoyed the VR experience too. Yes some things are broken (probably from unruly visitors) but there's still lots of things to see and do. We were really glad we came in - the gent behind the desk was lovely too!
    Written 6 December 2021
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