Maritime Museum

If you would like to discover more about Hull’s maritime heritage, come and enjoy free admission to the city’s Maritime Museum.

The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present.

Discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

How to find the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Ferens Art Gallery and Hull City Hall.

Maritime Museum
Queen Victoria Square

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.

Public transport

Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a five to 10 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Monument Bridge on Carr Lane. 


There are limited pay and display car parking bays nearby. The nearest council car park is Lowgate pay and display on Wilberforce Drive.

The nearest cycle parking is on the right of the main entrance, and on the corner of Carr Lane and Alfred Gelder Street. There is a secure covered cycle parking facility opposite, just outside Hull City Hall.

Wheelchair access

For access to the museum please ring the bell at the main entrance and a member of staff will show you to the side entrance. A wheelchair accessible lift is available to all levels of the museum.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Gift shop

Our gift shop offers a large variety of maritime gifts from affordable children's toys through to nautical themed gifts for the more discerning customer.  We also have a wide range of maritime and local history books available.