Explore our collections

Our diverse collections shine a light on human stories, from local history to international art and heritage. 

We’ve got boneshaker bicycles and big woolly mammoths, late medieval art and maritime objects… And so much more besides!

Browse through some of our hand-picked highlights and curated collections below. Or search for particular artworks and objects by visiting our digital catalogue.

Search our collections

We’re developing a new Collections database, but in the meantime you can still search on our old site.

Collections policy

Hull Museums exists to bring culture, creativity and quality of life to the people of Hull. We do that through our inspiring and challenging collections. And by bringing important human stories to light. The collections we hold are of national and international importance, and a source of civic pride.

To find out more about the work we do, and how we approach it – read the Hull Museums Collections development policy (PDF, 146kb)

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Like what we do? There are plenty of ways you can support your local museums and help bring world-class cultural experiences to Hull for years to come.

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Help us tell the unique story of Hull and its heritage. Your generous support could help save and interpret significant museum artefacts. With your support we can fund new acquisitions and undertake critical conservation work. As well as increase access.

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