Hull Maritime Museum, Kingston-upon-Hull

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The Hull Maritime Museum is a museum in Kingston upon Hull, England, that explores the seafaring heritage of the city and its environs. The museum's stated mission is "To preserve and make available the maritime history of Hull and east Yorkshire through artefacts and documents".History and siteThe museum, originally known as the Museum of Fisheries and Shipping, opened in 1912 in Pickering Park. It moved to its current location, the Dock Offices building, in 1974. The Dock Offices building is so-named as it is the former headquarters of the Hull Dock Company, which operated all docks in Hull until 1893. Built in 1872, it is a Grade II* listed building and a striking example of Victorian architecture. The building stands in Queen Victoria Square, opposite the Queen's Gardens, in Hull's city centre. Hull City Council currently operates and maintains the museum.Exhibits and collectionsThe period of time covered by the exhibits extends back to the Bronze Age and through the Middle Ages, but the museum primarily concerns itself with Hull's maritime history from the 19th century onward. The museum's exhibits are arranged along the following primary themes:Arctic whaling heritageThe museum dedicates an entire gallery to Hull's whaling industry, which peaked in the early 19th century. Dozens of vessels ventured into the Arctic waters (particularly those around Greenland) during this period, and the gallery's collection of personal effects, shipboard items, models, and artwork (including the largest collection of scrimshaw in Europe).
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  • This museum is a 'Must See For Free'... there was so much to take in educationally it really does open your eyes to what Hull really is much about within the Maritime exhibition.... Would recommend th...  more »
  • Its a good musuem and very interesting but its not really for younger children as they dont tend to appreciate it and what it stands for  more »
  • Rain or no rain outside, a very interesting and well set out Museum to explore, with many artefacts and information, on fishing, whaling, etc. And yes, all set in a beautiful building, well maintained...  more »
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  • Friendly staff, very informative artifacts, a good place for doing research or just looking around.
  • Exploring the cities main historic heritage - possibly one that's been lost forever
  • Very informative seafaring museum situated in magnificent surroundings outlining the historical past of the city and its people. Amongst many exhibits is the largest collection of scrimshaw in Europe. A great day out.
  • Great museum, I've visited since I was a kid, never tire of the Polar Bear :)
  • Nice museum, it's like a maze inside