Streetlife Museum of Transport

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Museums Quarter High Street
East Yorkshire

  • Phone: 01482 613902

In the early 1980s, an idea was conceived to build a new transport museum in response to the serious overcrowding and lack of interpretation in the original museum, which was first opened in 1925 by Hull’s first Curator, Thomas Sheppard. In 1987 work began on the first of five phases to build the Streetlife Museum of Transport; a project that was initially funded by Hull City Council and the European Regional Development Fund. As the phases were built the Heritage Lottery Fund began to fund the construction and, in 2002, the galleries were installed and Streetlife was finally complete. Visitors are now able to experience a first-class collection of transport exhibits, from trams to tricycles. The award-winning galleries allow visitors to sample the sights, sounds and smells of 200 years of transport history and guarantee a fun day out for families, groups, individuals and enthusiasts. Part of the Designated Collections of national importance relating to the city and region of Kingston upon Hull are on display here.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00 Sun 13.30-16.30 Open Bank Holidays Closed Christmas



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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library with public access
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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