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Explore our rich maritime history with a guided tour of the city centre.

A group of dedicated volunteers who are accredited White Badge tours guides are offering guided tours for you to learn more about Hull and how the city has been shaped by its past, present and future.

The tours will take place every Thursday and Saturday at 10.30am. Walks also take place on a Sunday at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

The route

Thursday and Saturday at 10.30am and Sunday at 11.30am - long tour
Starting at the Museum Quarter gardens, the tour which run in the morning last up to 2 ½ hours and take in the future location of the Arctic Corsair at North End Shipyard, Queens Gardens, the exterior of the Maritime Museum and the new location of the Spurn Lightship in Hull Marina. Other key landmarks include Blaydes House, Trinity House and Hull Marina.

Length: 2.4 km
Ascent 8.95 m

Sunday at 1.30pm - short tour
The shorter tour will run on a Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm, it lasts up to 90 minutes and covers half of the full tour route.

Length: 1.4 km
Ascent 8.95 m

One participant said: "The tour was very detailed and fun. There was a lot of new things that I learnt about Hull, I never knew about the docks and how they have changed into what they are today.

"The tour guide was also very interactive with us and made us all interested in what information he was giving."

Book your free guided tour here.

**Although booking your free place is recommended, there may be a small number of places available on the day.**

Tours are subject to volunteer availability.

Learn more about Hull's past

The tour is approximately a one mile circular route using public pavements and crossing roads. A section is along the unfenced board walk next to the River Hull. There is no shelter from the elements along most of the route and limited or no seating at stopping points. The route is level and across some sections of heritage paving that has been levelled. The boardwalk has gaps of approximately 2cm between the planks.

The routes can be tweaked on the day if wheelchair users would like to join in the tour.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Group bookings

Group bookings for guided walks are available to organised groups of 10 or more people on other days of the week with times to suit you.
For more information and to book, email

You can provide feedback about the guided tours by emailing and you can leave a Trip Advisor review here.