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In Queen Victoria Square the Town Docks Museum in the former Dock Offices provides a comprehensive history of seafaring in the town with numerous model ships, paintings and fishing equipment.
Ferens Art Gallery
This is an absolute gem - it contains several galleries with exhibitions ranging from traditional old masters right through to the present day, and upstairs is an excellent "Children's Gallery." There is also a very good cafe here.
Hands on History Museum
Located next to the impressive Holy Trinity church, this museum is housed in the historic Grammar School. It contains a very good social history exhibition, and there many areas for children to explore and use. Don't miss the Egyptian mummy!
MUSEUMS QUARTER (On the historic High Street):Wilberforce House
Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), one of Hull's most famous sons.
Wilberforce is particularly well known for his campaign to abolish the slave trade. The house has been a museum to the memory of William Wilberforce, slavery abolitionist, since 1906.
Hull's noisiest museum, and a great hands-on experience, the colection includes trams, vintage cars, bikes and a chance to ride on a stagecoach. Ideal for families.
Hull and East Riding Museum
This is the archeological and natural history museum, and amongst its many highlights is a superb, must-see collection of Roman mosaics. Lots of interactive displays to keep the kids occupied and entertained.
The Arctic Corsair has been fully restored but not substantially altered. Access around the vessel is by several very steep stairways, narrow companionways and through watertight doors with eighteen inch raised thresholds. The vessel opened to the public in 1999 and has attracted in excess of 20,000 visitors. Many of the volunteer tour guides are former deep-sea trawlermen who relive their experiences on the tour.
Hull must have one of the best collections of musems in the country, and the great thing is they are all FREE.