Streetlife Museum

***Our museums and gallery are currently closed.*** We’re delighted at the announcement that museums & galleries can start to safely open their doors this summer. We’re working to put measures in place to ensure this happens in a safe and responsible way. We’ll announce more details about a date for re-opening as soon as we can.

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.


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.


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.


  • 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 a combined accessible toilet/baby changing facility) near the entrance to the museum.
  • There is an additional set of toilets near the end of the street scene.
  • 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