Plan your visit

Friendly, accessible and free for everyone to enjoy. There’s no need to book, just come on down and journey through 235 million years of history with us.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday


Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time.

Holiday closures

We’re open on bank holidays except Good Friday. 

We’re also closed between 24–28 December and on 1 January.


Baby change
Gift shop
Toilets (including accessible toilet)
Venue hire
Wheelchair hire

Where to find us

You’ll find us in the Museums Quarter in Hull’s Old Town, next to the River Hull. The Streetlife Museum and Wilberforce House are also nearby.

Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology
36 High Street

General enquiries: 01482 300 300

By bus

Hull bus station (Paragon Interchange) is just a 15-minute walk away.

The nearest bus stop is Drypool Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street.

By train

Hull train station is also situated 15 minutes walk away at Paragon Interchange.

With regular connections to York, Sheffield, Manchester and beyond.

By car

Being at the centre of Hull, we’re easily accessible by car.

You’ll find parking nearby on Alfred Gelder Street, Gandhi Way and Scale Lane. All within a few minutes of the museum.

By bike

Cycling here? We have space to park your bike outside Streetlife Museum.

Check out Travel Hull’s cycle map for routes.

Floor Plan

Plan your visit by downloading the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology (PDF)


We want the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology to be accessible to all our visitors. That’s why we have extra info and resources available to help you plan your visit – from easy-read guides to wheelchair hire. Visit our dedicated access page to find out more.

Access info and guides


It’s free to visit the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology and there's no need to book – just come on down. 

However, if you’re visiting with a large group (15 or more), please let us know by booking on the Self-directed visits page or get in touch with us at

Food and drink

We don’t have our own café at the museum, but you’ll find a lovely outdoor picnic area here. If the weather’s good, why not bring a packed lunch and make the most of it?

There are also lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Including an independent café just across from our entrance on High Street.

Gift shop

Unearth an archaeological souvenir or grab a gift for the history-buff in your life at our museum shop.

Events and exhibitions

Make the most of your journey back in time! Check out What’s on at Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology to dig into our latest events. Or visit another one of our nearby museums while you’re here.


You’re welcome to take photos for personal, non-commercial use when you visit Hull and East Riding Museum. Be sure to share your snaps with us on social media:

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