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26 January 2013

Rather English - Visit Hull Maritime Museum

Situated in the centre of Hull at the Grade II* listed Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square, the Hull Maritime Museum tells the story of Hull's nautical exploits. Originally opened in 1912, it moved to its current premises in 1974.

Sadly, your author had his fingers burned by a guidebook which promised the museum was "open every day", and arrived at the museum at 11.30am on a Sunday to find it locked and not opening for another two hours. A resultant lack of knowledge about the interior means that it is only possible to describe it as containing exhibits about the city's whaling and fishing industries and history as a trading port.

For more in depth analysis, see http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,631051&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

^Picture © Paul Harrop used under a Creative Commons license^

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England


  1. I love maritime history, ports and fishing industries, but not necesarily formal naval history. So how clever of the museum to select the dock offices building - it looks architecturally interesting as well as industrially very appropriate

  2. without a doubt Museums stands as a star attraction in Kingston Upon Hull.

  3. "Exhibits about the city's whaling and fishing industries and history as a trading port" is a pretty spot-on description. The whale skeleton is pretty impressive.

    Hull has a number of excellent - and free - museums.