Weird and wonderful
This section concentrates on the Weird and wonderful collections we have at Hull Museums. These collections crop up in all the museums in Hull subjects including archaeology, art, natural history and Egyptian replicas.
Archaeology is the scientific study of past cultures and the way people lived based on things they left behind. Objects give us information about groups of people, language, religion, technology and values and Hull Museums archaeological collection is wide and varied. The collections include, boats preserved from the Humber and the Roos Carr figures, Roman mosaics and other artefacts, coins and much much more. Read our narratives to learn more about the past peoples of Hull and the surrounding areas.
This section of the site will explore the stories about items of art and scuplture held across the Museum service including the large collection of Maritime paintings and those held by the Ferens Art Gallery, Guildhall and Wilberforce House.
Our planet has been home to an astonishing array of life over its long history. This section explores the amazing natural world around us using our collection of over 20,000 specimens of animals, insects, plants, fossils, minerals, rocks and meteorites to provide a window into the natural wonders of the past and present. Discover the diversity of life on our planet from pre-history to how we know it today, and how the natural world has been vital to the development of the human race.
The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun was a discovery which gripped the nation and the world. In 1924 a replica was made of the tomb objects. These objects are now in our collection. Read on to learn more about how the replicas are housed in Hull and why Howard Carter was outraged by them.