Hull Maritime Museum

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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.



Hull Maritime Museum
Hull Culture & Leisure
Queen Victoria Square

Tel: 01482 300 300

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 13.30 - 16.30

Last admission
15 minutes before closing

We are open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday) and closed 24 to 28 December, 31 December and 1 January.




Free Admission


The Maritime Museum is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Ferens Art Gallery and Hull City Hall.

There are limited pay and display car parking bays nearby. The nearest council car parks are Osbourne Street multi storey car park and Lowgate pay and display car park on Wilberforce Drive.
The nearest cycle parking is on the right of the main entrance, and on the corner of Carr Lane and Alfred Gelder Street. There is a secure covered cycle parking facility opposite, just outside Hull City Hall.