Medieval Mayhem

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Journey through art, history and maritime heritage in the heart of Hull

Discover mammoths, mosaics and more in Hull’s historic Museums Quarter. Stroll into the city to find modern art and maritime history. Then take a trip to Trinity Square to get your hands on history.

With FREE entry to all our sites, there’s something for everyone at Hull Museums.

And since all of our museums are within walking distance of each other – why not make the most of your day out?

From late medieval to modern art, discover one of the UK's finest art collections.

Step back in time and take a trip through 200 years of transport history.

Mammoths, mosaics and more! Discover hidden histories from the past few millennia.

Explore the hidden stories in the struggle against slavery at Hull’s oldest museum.

Meet an Egyptian mummy, experience Victorian life and explore the Story of Hull in this old Grammar School

Delve into Hull’s seafaring history on this fully restored, iconic vessel.

The Spurn Lightship is currently closed for restoration.

Step aboard this deep-sea trawler and dive into Hull’s maritime history.

The Arctic Corsair is currently closed for refurbishment.

Explore over 800 years of nautical history and maritime tales.

The Maritime Museum is currently closed for refurbishment.

Opening times

Most of our sites open:

Monday to Saturday, 10am–4:30pm
Sunday, 11am–4pm

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.

Except Hands on History Museum, which opens twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday, 12–4pm. 

Please note: the Arctic Corsair, Spurn Lightship and Hull Maritime Museum are currently closed to visitors.


Our venues offer a range of facilities, including:

Baby change
Gift shop
Nearby parking (including blue badge parking)
Toilets (including accessible toilets)
Wheelchair hire

Find out more on each venue’s page.


Our sites are largely accessible for everyone to enjoy. For individual site access info, please see the links below.

Ferens Art Gallery
Hands on History
Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology
Streetlife Museum
Wilberforce House Museum

Take a look at our latest exhibitions and events.

Discover what our collections have in store for you.

See inside our venues and online exhibitions.

Venue hire

Interested in hiring one of our historic venues for your special event? We’d love to host you!

Hull History Centre

Hull's home for written heritage. Featuring the University of Hull archives, Hull City Archives and Hull Local Studies Library.

Conservation room at Hull History Centre
A woman and a girl taking part in a craft activity.

Support us

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.

Find out how you can support us