Streetlife Museum

The Streetlife Museum has reopened!


Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Admission to the Streetlife Museum is free.

Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940’s high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.

Entry by advanced online booking only

Please book online and in advance. This is to help us manage the number of people, limit queuing and reduce contact.

How to book

  • Tickets will be available at 15 minute intervals (with a maximum of 8 tickets available per interval). Every person visiting the museum must have a ticket, we cannot accept more than one person per ticket. In line with the government’s new law prohibiting visits in a group of greater than 6, the maximum number of tickets available per booking is now 6
  • Timeslots are available every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-2.30pm
  • Each visit is limited to one hour. If you arrive later than fifteen minutes after the start time of your timeslot we may not be able to guarantee entry to the museum.
  • We’ll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email
  • Tickets can be booked by clicking the link below or alternatively by phoning 01482 616 661
  • Please note we will be collecting the name and phone number and email address for the lead member of each party and their entry times to the museum in line with the NHS’s Test and Trace system. Data will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed securely. All data will be handled in line with GDPR.

Please ensure you read the following information before your visit

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:

Social distancing

The number of visitors to our museums has been reduced so you can maintain social distancing during your visit. Please follow guidance on any signage placed around the site and act on any guidance our staff may give you.

Face coverings

All visitors are required to wear face coverings in the museum, apart from those who are exempt. Not all exemptions are visible so please be understanding of others.

If you're feeling unwell

If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with COVID-19, please do not visit; delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

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.

A new experience

We are the same experience but with added social distancing, one-way routes and a contactless experience.

For your safety and the safety of other visitors, parts of our museum are currently closed to the public; this includes any interactive or handling elements.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause but we are sure you will appreciate that we must put the safety of our visitors and staff first. We hope to be able to re-open these areas once it is safe to do so.

For more information about the new visit experience please download our visitor information maps 

To ensure a safe visit for everyone please…

  • Use the one way system
  • Follow any signage placed around the site
  • Act on any guidance our staff may give
  • Respect social distancing during your visit
  • Use the hand sanitiser located at the entrance and at regular intervals throughout the museum
  • Limit the items you bring to the museum and keep your belongings with you at all times.
  • Stay safe

Your visit

  • When you arrive
  • Please have your ticket ready to show staff, printed or on your phone.
  • Please arrive on time for your pre-booked timeslot. If you arrive more than 15 minutes later than the start time of your timeslot we may not be able to guarantee entry to the site.
  • When you arrive we may ask you to queue for a short time before entering the site. This is to ensure social distancing of visitors when entering the museum.

During your visit

  • We are operating a one way system and request that you follow any signage that has been placed around the site.
  • Please ensure you follow social distancing rules during your visit.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser which is located at the entrance and at regular intervals throughout the museum. If you are unable to use our hand sanitizer please ensure you bring your own and show our Front of House staff on arrival. 
  • Please limit the items you bring and keep your belongings with you at all times
  • Unfortunately we’ve not been able to open all the areas of the museum. For example, first floor areas at all sites are currently closed to the public. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause but you will appreciate that we must put the safety of our visitors and staff first.

For more information about the new visit experience please download our visitor information maps 

Streetlife Museum Map

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.  
  • If you have any special access requirements please let us know when booking your ticket or you can call to discuss your needs on 01482 616 661
  • Please note we are still welcoming assistance dogs
  • Need help booking ticket(s)? Call us on 01482 616 661

PDF icon Social Story Streetlife

PDF icon Easy Read Guide To Booking Your Ticket


Full information on how to book tickets and what to expect from your visit can also be found below.


Cloakrooms and buggy parks

Travel light and only bring what you need as we are not able to provide cloakroom or buggy storage. This is to help keep you and our staff safe.


Please note toilets and baby changing facilities are currently limited across our museum and gallery sites.

For more information about toilet facilities at each site please download our visitor information maps 

Explore our collections

Explore a sample of our collections by visiting the following links:

Humber Museums Partnership

Hull Museums Collections


Feel free to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use, unless a sign says you shouldn't. Please share your visit on social media by tagging us on Twitter: @Hull_Museums, Facebook: Hull Museums and Instagram: Hull Museums.

How to find us

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


Streetlife Museum
High Street

General enquries - 01482 300 300
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

  • 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.

Roads and Paths

  • The entrance to Streetlife Museum is level access.

Wheelchair access

  • The building is wheelchair accessible, although there is a recreated cobbled street and level crossing which are bumpy and may cause some wheelchair users some difficulties.
  • 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.


  • 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 cycling gallery and the shops in the Streetscene.


  • We have a manual wheelchair available to borrow.


  • The nearest cafe is on High Street opposite the Museums Quarter. There are no refreshments available at the museum.

Take a virtual tour

Virtual view: Education room