Hull and East Riding Museum

Enter a world where 235 million years of
history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun.

Walk through an Iron Age village, enter a Roman bath house and look at the stunning mosaics. Discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see our medieval treasures!

Entry to the museum is free with no booking required. Just drop in!

Please read the following information before your visit

If you're feeling unwell

If you are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, please do not visit; delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

Your safety is our priority

We have made a few changes that put your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, first.  These are some of the additional safety and hygiene measures we have put in place:

Face coverings

Our staff will be continuing to wear face coverings and although it is no longer a requirement we are recommending that visitors also wear face coverings in the museum if possible.

Hand sanitiser stations

Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to our museum and at regular intervals, for you to use. You will be asked by our staff to use hand sanitiser on arrival. If you prefer to use your own hand sanitiser please ensure you show it to our staff on arrival.

Increased cleaning

The frequency of our cleaning throughout our museum has been increased, including toilets and other facilities. Sites will be cleaned thoroughly before opening and at regular intervals during the day. Toilets will be cleaned hourly. We have tried to minimise the need to touch surfaces, however where this is not possible please follow any guidance and signage.

Protection for our staff

Gloves and eye protection have been introduced for our staff when greeting our visitors and carrying out cleaning.

Your visit

During busier times we may ask you to queue for a short time before entering the site.


Facilities and amenities


We aim to make access to our museums and gallery enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public.

Please be aware that some of our staff may be wearing face masks or eye protection which can impact on their ability to communicate clearly. If you have any issues please ask for further assistance.

PDF icon Hull Museums Accessible Route Map.pdf

PDF icon Visual Story HERM July 2021.pdf

Public transport

  • Please follow the latest guidelines on travel and public transport.
  • Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a 15 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Drypool Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street. 


  • There is on street blue badge parking on Gandhi Way (formerly George Yard) and Alfred Gelder Street (opposite the White Hart pub).
  • Short stay pay and display parking is available at Lowgate car park on Wilberforce Drive, just a five minute walk away.
  • We do have limited mini bus parking available, please call 01482 616657 or email to book and discuss your requirements.
  • Cycle parking is available outside the Streetlife Museum in the Museums Quarter.

How to find us

The Hull and East Riding Museum of archaeology is in the Museums Quarter on High Street in Hull’s Old Town, near the Streetlife Museum and Wilberforce House, next to the River Hull.

PDF icon Hull Museums Accessible Route Map.pdf

Hull and East Riding Museum
36 High Street

General Enquiries - 01482 300300

School and Group Booking – 01482 318733


Opening hours
Monday 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Last admission - 30 minutes before closing

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

Roads and Paths

  • High Street is a cobbled street with a paving stone pavement. It has dropped kerbs at the Museums Quarter entrances.

While you are here

Assistance dogs

  • Assistance dogs are welcome.


  • There are two lifts to the first floor near the front and back of the museum next to the stairs.
  • There is a set of toilets (including an accessible toilet) at the entrance to the museum.
  • There is an additional set of toilets, including a baby change facility in the Roman gallery at the back of the museum.
  • The nearest Changing Places toilet is on the ground floor of the Guildhall. Please ask at the reception for directions.
  • Some areas of the museum can be quite dark, for example the Prehistory and Celtic World galleries.


  • There is a manual wheelchair available to borrow

Gift shop

  • Our gift shop offers a range of archaeological, transport and historical related giftware and books for all ages