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What is the Museums Quarter?



Consists of Streetlife Museum & Hull & East Riding Museum (suitable for all aged children).

Arctic Corsair trawler (only suitable for children aged 6+, steep steps, low ceilings and only accessible by booking a 1-hour tour within The Streetlife Museum)

Wilberforce House (less appealing for younger children, this museum is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade).

All open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm. (Hull’s other museums will be reviewed by ERM shortly, but in the meantime visit their website).


Where is it?



High Street, Hull, HU1 2PS, 01482 300300. Parking info…

There is a car park on Tower Street (which is opposite The Premier Inn hotel). As if you were driving to The Deep, only before you drive under the flyover, turn right into the surface car park. Cross over the pedestrian bridge towards High Street. Turn right and walk a few 100 yards and The Museums Quarter is on your right hand side. Less than 5-minute walk.


How much does it cost?



All of Hull’s 7 museums are FREE!


ERM discount



10% off in the Hull Museums Gift Shops, including Hull & East Riding, Maritime and The History Centre with your FREE East Riding Mums Membership Card. APPLY HERE.


Other useful info for parents




No café within any of these museums. Café opposite only open weekdays.


Hull Museum Events coming up (all FREE, no need to book)





Craft Time Trooper event (design a rainbow fish) – Maritime Museum – Saturday 9th April 11am-1pm

Lego & craft workshop drop in session – History Centre – Saturday 7th May 9.30am-12.30pm

Craft Time Trooper event (make your own ball game) – Hull & East Riding Museum – Saturday 14th May 11am-1pm

Find all other events on our ‘What’s On Calendar’


ERM Review


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“The Museums Quarter is tucked away down High Street in Hull’s Old Town. It isn’t terribly obvious for first time visitors and without a car park perhaps it hasn’t appealed to you before. But see my top tip above for where to park and discover what a fantastic set of FREE museums we have in Hull.

We visited The Streetlife Museum where we stepped back in time; walking down the old high streets and climbing aboard the vintage vehicles. There is a great collection of vehicles; buses, trains, bicycles, trains and carriages. The kids can climb on and pretend to steer and the whole family can hop up into the horse drawn carriage for an authentic experience of the journey from Hull to York, in a moving carriage complete with noises and voices to transport you to another time.

There is an elevated signal box, which offers you a nice view of the high street. You can also visit the fairground style shooting ground, with old fashioned games. Our little one was dubious of the laughing policeman, “why does he just keep laughing?” Perhaps he has a 4-year-old asking him 3000 questions per hour?!

The museum has a couple of quiz sheets available on reception (aimed at different ages) and B enjoyed spotting and ticking off the various things (find something red, blue, round, square, etc).

We walked down the 1940s high street and went into the shops to see what was for sale. Great for kids to have a look at the old fashioned style sweet shop, bike shop and general store, they see for themselves how the shops have changed, not a hypermarket or Tesco delivery driver in sight.

Streetlife Museum (along with all the other Hull Museums) are completely FREE. I took B as a toddler, it is a nice break out of the house, somewhere small ones can move around and have a bit of freedom. Now she is 4 she enjoyed filling in the quiz sheet and she had so many questions that my head was buzzing afterwards. For older children they can see how transport has developed over the years, understand some of the history and complete a Q&A sheet.

We will be going back to complete our visit of the Museums Quarter shortly, visiting Hull & East Riding Museum (full of history with an Iron Age village, Roman bath house, mosaics and Viking treasure).”



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