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All of our museums and art galleries are situated in Hull city centre and are within a short walking distance of the bus and train station (Paragon Interchange).

Public transport

Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a 5 to 10 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Monument Bridge on Carr Lane.


For short and long-stay car parking information visit here.

Hull Maritime Museum - currently closed for refurbishment

Constructed in 1871 as offices for the Hull Dock Company, the Maritime Museum is one of the finest and most recognisable Victorian buildings in Hull. A curiously triangular building with three domes, it is decorated both internally and externally with maritime motifs and was once at the centre of the maritime industry in Hull. The museum currently displays Hull’s maritime history through time, with a particular focus on the late 18th century onwards. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871.

If you would like to discover more about Hull's maritime heritage, come and enjoy free admission to the city's Maritime Museum.

Hull Maritime Museum’s collections are officially recognised as being of national significance and the scrimshaw collection is regarded as one of the best in the world. You can also see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

Admission: Free Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm and Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Last admission - 30 minutes before closing Location: Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU13DX, near Ferens Art Gallery and Hull City Hall

Wheelchair access: For access to the museum please ring the bell at the main entrance and a member of staff will show you to the side entrance. A wheelchair accessible lift is available to all levels of the museum.

Assistance dogs: Assistance dogs are welcome.

Visit Hull Culture and Leisure for more information.

Other museums and art galleries

Why not spend some time visiting Hull’s Museums Quarter consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum and the Streetlife Museum? It is a great place to start your discovery of this historic city. But don’t forget the Ferens Art Gallery in Queen Victoria Square and not to mention Hands On History in Trinity Square as well.

Entry into all of our museums is free!


The Spurn Lightship guided ships safely through the treacherous River Humber for almost 50 years.

Hull’s historic Spurn Lightship is now closed to the public. She temporarily moved in September 2018 as part of a multi-million pound plan to improve a key route in and out of Hull. The Spurn Lightship will return with rejuvenated exhibitions and longer opening hours with improved accessibility and signage, allowing everyone to admire the splendour of the vessel, securing its long-term future.


Hull’s last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair is now closed to the public in preparation for its move to allow the Environment Agency to continue with the £36m flood defence programme.

The Arctic Corsair will receive a full restoration before moving to a permanent dry-dock to preserve her for 100 years.

For more information on attractions, places to stay, eat and drink in Hull, visit Hull and East Yorkshire