Lonely Planet review for Museum Quarter
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 to 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 'Cod Wars', demonstrate the hardships of fishing north of the Arctic Circle.
Nearby you'll find the Hull & East Riding Museum (local history and archaeology), and Wilberforce House (the birthplace of William Wilberforce, now a museum about the slave trade and its abolition).