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Museums in Hull & East Yorkshire



With eight fantastic city centre sites to choose from, Hull museums offer an exciting day out with something for everyone. Whether you love rediscovering past times or you simply adore fascinating experiences, this city's wealth of free museums will keep you enthralled.

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Arctic Corsair

The Arctic Corsair was built in 1960 at Beverley Shipyard for the Boyd Line, and was the last of the Hull side fishing vessels or 'side winders'. She had a long and successful career despite the decline of the local fishing industry after 1975.

Ferens Art Gallery

Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions.

Spurn Lightship

Spurn LightshipThe Spurn Lightship guided ships safely through the treacherous River Humber for almost 50 years. Step aboard to discover how it was used as a navigational aid and find out what life was like on board.
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Hands on History

The old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied now houses the story of Hull and its people, including a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times.

Hull & East Riding Museum

Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. Come face to face with a wooly mammoth, encounter a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and discover a unique Iron Age sword.

Maritime Museum

Explore Hull's old Dock Offices and discover superb ship models and maritime art, the whaler's craft of Scrimshaw, Hull's famous Wilson shipping line and find out what made Hull the city it is today.

Streetlife Museum

Within the museum you can see over 200 years of transport with period scenes, sound and smells, to recreate a thrilling journey back in time.

Wilberforce House

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, Hull MP and slavery abolishionist whose campaign made the establishment of Freetown (Sierra Leone) possible.