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“Interesting collection in old Dock Office”

Hull Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler's craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Interesting collection in old Dock Office”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

In a wide range of displays, I learnt that the off shore fishing only got started about 1840 when huge numbers of ‘silver fish’ were discovered on the Dogger Bank. As well as long distance trawlers that I was aware of, Hull fishermen had played a big role in the whaling industry. I didn’t enjoy looking at the displays about this very unpleasant business. There were some interesting films on show: a silent one of fishing in the 1920s which was frightening in the risks that men undertook on heavy seas and another of dock work in the 1950s that was almost as worrying in watching dockers manhandling heavy loads without safety helmets or industrial gloves. Lots and lots of stuff. And free entry too.

Visited June 2014
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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Took a family trip to the Maritime museum today as it was one of the few museums we hadn't explored in Hull.

Lots of very interesting displays to look at but not so much for our young children. The polar bear was exciting for them though!!

Would like to go back at some point but possibly without the children

Visited June 2014
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Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Found this place in the centre of town whilst trying to get out of the rain. Glad we did as it is a fascinating insight into the maritime history of Hull. Especially liked the film on the workings of the old docks. Plenty to see and interesting for children as well.

Visited May 2014
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“Beryl Cook exhibition”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great range of paintings on view and informative staff who also took our picture. The shop also has some nice Beryl Cook cards.

Visited May 2014
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Hull Maritime Museum building is the nicest thing to see to be honest. It is quite small, not very interesting, descriptions are written in a boring way. Despite all that, it has some special atmosphere inside... It is hard to describe but it was very quite and with some special character of the city. All in all, I think I would go there again.

Visited May 2014
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