Hull Street Life Museum of Transport is situated in the Museum Quarter of Hull and contains various transporting wonders from late 19th-century horse-drawn carriages to the 1970’s chopper. Transport museums always produce images of boring museums with train after train after train with a bunch of ‘anoraky’ people stood around who know every last detail about each model, however, I think this museum is an exception and has given me a different, less judgemental view of transport museums!
Amazingly this museum has free admission even though it’s full of 20th-century buses and trams that really give you a taste of the ‘olden days’. Admittedly everything is a bit mismatched in some parts of the museum like the wonderfully detailed Sicilian cart that appears in the middle of the museum, nevertheless, I think it adds to the charm of the collection.
There are many local artefacts in the museum too including the Cottingham North signal box! This is such a great day/half day out for the family as it’s free and fairly interactive as kids can board a lot of the vehicles and enjoy a horse-drawn cart simulation! Just be sure not to forget your dividend card when you walk down the quaint 1940’s street and visit the Co-Op!
I do enjoy a good museum and I love doing these posts and displaying my photography – do you enjoy them too or is my historical side boring and ‘anoraky’?