Streetlife Museum of Transport, Kingston-upon-Hull

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Experience over 200 years of street transport and Hull history at Streetlife Museum of Transport. Engage your imagination through interactive scenes of public transit, including bicycles, motor cars, carriages, and more. You may find yourself on a carriage ride, playing a fairground slot machine, or strolling along a busy city street from the 1930s. Highlights include one of the UK's top carriage collections, a collection of early bicycles like the 1818 Hobby Horse, and the Railway Gallery's Cottingham North signal box. Learn more about Hull and its milling history in the Joseph Rank Gallery. While there are no refreshments available at the museum, it's just a short walk to High Street, as well as other attractions in Hull's museum quarter. Arrange to visit Streetlife Museum of Transport and other attractions in Kingston-upon-Hull using our Kingston-upon-Hull trip planner.
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  • Always loved this place. Just a really nice museum with some great stuff to see. It’s so interesting and really gives a flavour of local history alongside the fantastic transport collection from all.....  more »
  • Obviously not all the museum is open at present due to Covid, but the ground floor was and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would live to come back and see it fully in the future. Spent about an hour in...  more »
  • The staff are doing the best they can under the present difficult circumstances. You have to book a time slot even though entry is free and you are only given an hour for your visit so plainly making....  more »
  • Fabulous vintage vehicles and modes of transport from years gone by. Laughing policeman makes everyone chuckle, have a peep at "What the Butler saw!", good selection of old and fun games from the seaside. Streetlife area is dark and oh so atmospheric ..... fabulous depiction of 1800s/early 1900s fashion, architecture and social history. Old sweetshop and chemist transports you back to when the size of a chocolate bar gave you a proper wholesome treat .... not the piddling size they are now! Interactive and educational fun for an the family. Took two year old twins and they absolutely loved their time at the museum. And it's free ..... with the option of a small donation to help with upkeep costs (box on exit).
  • A great place to come and spend an hour or two for free- or you could spend a fortune at The Deep aquarium in a noisy, echoing environment with thousands of noisy families! The streetlife museum is fun, fascinating and full of interesting exhibits, some are interactive- remember to bring a pocketful of 20p coins for the ‘What the butler saw ‘ and similar pier-end amusements. Brilliant!
  • Great museum, didn't take many photos as had just been around the deep and took loads there before having a stroll over to it. But loved the old vehicles and it's free. Defo worth a visit and i have been before so is still good to go more than once.
  • Went for a quick visit and stayed for most of the afternoon. Amazing trip back in time, very authentic feel and so many pieces of history crammed. Best part is it's free!! Some good reading to learn about the history but mostly just to look at the old vehicles, shops and tram. Has some vintage arcade games too
  • Very interesting museum. Excellent 'journey' showing various modes of transport. Unfortunately we didn't get much longer than an hour here, due to onward commitments, therefore we intend to make a return, to properly take everything in, second time around.

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