Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport
Telephone: 01482 300 300
The Streetlife Museum tells the interesting story of 200 years of transport in Hull, ideal for kids that love cars of all kinds! Everyone (except maybe nan) will enjoy getting their bones shaken on the simulated mail-coach ride aboard the old corporation trams! Plus explore the galleries and take in the sights, sounds and even smells (phew!) of a vintage steam locomotive goods station!
There are 5 informative galleries at the Streetlife Museum.
The Bicycle Gallery explores the bicycle's history and development and its historical links to Hull. They have an excellent collection of really old fashioned bicycles including a rare 1818 Hobby Horse!
The Carriage Gallery features one of Britain's finest public ownership carriage collections. Be prepared for the smell of the stable as you step out of the simulated Hull-York Mail Coach ride! Plus the Motor Car Gallery takes your family back to the 1900 Motor Show, where you can examine rare veteran motor cars dating from as far back as 1897! Really fascainting if you've got a little revhead.
The Streetscene Gallery is a busy street of reconstructed period shops including a cycle shop, a Yorkshire chemist shop and a 1930s Hull Co-operative shop. Fun to explore, great for imaginative kids to get a time travel feeling that is supported by the Railway Gallery: a reconstructed 1930s goods shed with vintage signal box, transported brick-by-brick from its original location and lovingly re-assembled here!
The Joseph Rank Gallery covers this local hero's full life and career, plus the industrial revolution in flour milling and an interactive feature showing how roller milling produces the flour.
It's worth noting that there are no facilities here, the nearest cafe is on High Street opposite the museums quarter, there are no refreshments available at the museum. Disabled access to the museum is through the main entrance and there's a wheelchair accessible lift to the first floor where there are also ramps over some of the train tracks inside the museum.
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It may be worth checking out Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.00pm
Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Last admission is always 30 minutes before closing.
They are open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday) and closed 24 to 28 December, 31 December and 1 January.
Prices & Admission
Free to all.
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