Hull’s Museums Quarter is home to three incredible free museums. Situated just off the quaint cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town, this is one of the jewels in Hull’s historic crown. The Quarter is made up of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum and the Streetlife Museum of Transport, each bringing something different to the offering.
If you want to learn more about the history of Hull and East Riding, travel back 235 million years in time and come face-to-face with a woolly mammoth, then the Hull and East Riding Museum is the place for you.
Alternatively, you could start by journeying along a 1940s high street, experience a carriage ride and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the past. If this sounds interesting, then a stop at the Streetlife Museum of Transport should be on your itinerary.
However, if you would like to learn more about one of Hull’s most famous sons, then head to Wilberforce House, the birthplace of William Wilberforce. Inside you’ll learn more about the MP and slavery abolitionist and the wider emancipation movement.
With each museum being free to enter, you can spend all day hopping between them, examining their displays and perusing the gift shops. The Museums Quarter is also home to the beautiful Peace Gardens which you can explore at your leisure.