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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: Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

My kids love this place and it's such a simple day out. We packed a picnic and payed a visit too the "free" museum as many of them in hull are they love too see all the model ships and animal bones. Extra fun was created this time as they played dress up and as it was the school holidays they had created a free activity trail for them. A simple question and answer sheet for them to do as they walked around for the older one and a shapes and textures trail for the under 5s. Always good fun and on to the next one....

Thank Becky E
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Lovely FREE museum right in the city centre opposite Princess Quay. The lovely Victorian building with tiny gift shop is stuffed full of maritime history. Again, we thought it would be a quick trip but were surprised when it took us nearly two hours of briefly glancing at things. There is information on the old fishing vessels, the modern trawlers, the Royal Navy, the Merchant navy, river and canal boats, dredging and whaling. There is a full size skeleton of a 'Right' whale and for the kids a dressing up corner. Amazed there was so much to see on what I had initially thought a limited subject I'd only visited for family tree research reasons.

Thank Marie C
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Beautifull building and very interesting to go and see, right in the centre next to statue of Queen Victoria. Huge fossils of whales. Stories of the fishermen of Hull

Thank MargaretR R
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

this is was a great museum about the maritime history of Hull , including skeletons of whales and a stuffed polar bear ! Lots of artefacts and information available. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming

Thank ninroberts
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Not my favourite topic to learn about but this museum still manages to engage!

My daughter loves the trail that is currently on! We have completed it several times now!!!
The architecture of this building is often overlooked! It's such a beautiful building!

Some of the information is a little advanced for children so would definitely say this place is for a variety of ages! plus it's free!! Would recommend a visit!

Thank Claire_R_J
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