Hull and East Riding Museum

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Located in the attractive Museums Quarter, Hull and East Riding Museum has seen a series of major developments since the 1980s.

Highlights of the collections include the only dinosaur bones to have been found in East Yorkshire, mysterious Bronze Age warriors, and spectacular treasures from the Middle Ages.

Stroll through an Iron Age village and visit a Roman bath house. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and, above all, fun.

In 1988, an Iron Age logboat – the Hasholme boat – was installed in the gallery within its conservation chamber. This was followed by the creation of the popular Celtic World displays in 1991 and the installation of a Mezzanine floor, with funding from the Wolfsen Trust. During the later 1990s displays about the prehistoric period in East Yorkshire were created. The Roman galleries were refurbished in 2002 and, in 2003, Anglo-Saxon and medieval displays were installed.

It is clear that the continuing level of interest from the public and special interest groups is in direct response to improvements to displays and facilities at the Hull and East Riding Museum and the development of the Museums Quarter - which unites the Wilberforce House, Streetlife and Hull and East Riding Museums as a single leisure and heritage attraction around an attractive garden with floral displays and fountains.

Part of the Designated Collections of national importance relating to the city and region of Kingston upon Hull are on display here.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 13.30-16.30

Admission charges


This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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Drawing on History

Using Bronze and Iron Age decorative style and motifs as a drawing resource


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Museums in a Box - Create Your Own Mini Museum

Find out more about The Museums in a Box project that aims to support the delivery of a thematic and skills based curriculum, by facilitating pupils to create their own mini-museum in their school.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Out on the tiles - Victorian Style

Influences on ceramic tile design in the Arts and Crafts Movement - beautiful images


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Hull and East Riding Museum
Museums Quarter
High Street
East Yorkshire



01482 613902

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