Maritime Museum

***The Hull Maritime Museum is now closed to the public.***

Work has started to install new steps and access ramp at the front of the magnificent building. In order to empty the building, 50,000 objects including a 40ft whale skeleton will be documented, cleaned and carefully packed away and placed in secure storage, this complex task is expected to take around a year to complete. This will allow for the start of major redevelopment works in spring 2021.

Although though the Maritime Museum will be closed there are still a huge variety of ways that people can get involved in the maritime project. Some of the highlights coming up in the next few months include a programme of pop up exhibitions which will go on display at city centre venues allowing people to discover hidden stories from Hull’s maritime past. We will promote these opportunities as and when they take place.

How to find us

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 300 300
School and Group Booking – 01482 318 733

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 10 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Myton Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street. 


  • There is on street parking on Savile Street and 9 designated disabled parking spaces on Paragon Street (behind City Hall).

Roads and Paths

  • The main entrance to the museum is by steps. For level access to the museum please ring the bell at the main entrance and a member of staff will show you to the side entrance.


While you are here

Assistance Dogs

  • Assistance dogs are welcome.

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.

Moving Around

  • A lift is available to all levels of the museum.
  • In the whaling gallery there is a ramp which leads up to a viewing point above the whale skeleton. The incline of this ramp is quite steep and may cause some people some difficulty.


  • There is an accessible toilet (including baby change facility) on the ground floor .
  • The nearest Changing Places toilet is in the Wilson Centre, to the left as you go in the Queens Gardens entrance. There is an additional Changing Places toilet at the Guildhall. Please ask at the reception for directions.


  • We have a manual wheelchair available to borrow.

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.