Museum Quarter information
Lonely Planet review
Hull has several city-run museums concentrated in an area promoted as the Museum Quarter. All share the same contact details and opening hours, and all are free.
The fascinating Streetlife Museum contains re-created street scenes from Georgian and Victorian times and from the 1930s, with all sorts of historic vehicles to explore, from stagecoaches to bicycles, buses and trams. Behind the museum, marooned in the mud of the River Hull, is the Arctic Corsair . Tours of this Atlantic trawler, a veteran of the 1970s so-called 'Cod Wars', when the UK and Iceland clashed over fishing rights, demonstrate the hardships of fishing north of the Arctic Circle.
Nearby, you'll find the Hull & East Riding Museum , which chronicles local history and archaeology, and Wilberforce House , the birthplace of the politician William Wilberforce, now a museum about the slave trade and its abolition.