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Between Monday 20 April and Friday 17 July the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project will be running an exciting outreach programme for primary schools.

Targeted at schools who have not visited the Hull Maritime Museum since September 2017, the programme will give your pupils the opportunity to get hands-on with Hull’s seafaring stories in the classroom.

The following activities are available for delivery:

    • The Last Leviathan: take your pupils on a voyage on board the whaling ship The Diana of Hull, as it makes its final journey to the Arctic. In this pop-up theatre performance - featuring period music, dance, projections and drama – your pupils will discover why the whaling industry was important to Hull and come face-to-face with the dangers faced by the Diana’s crew on their journey. This production, written and performed by Theatre On The Edge, has been specially designed to be enjoyed as part of a school assembly.

    Suitable for all ages; Duration: 30 minutes

    Theatre on the Edge - the cast
    The cast of the Last Leviathan performed by Theatre on the Edge
    • The People’s Choice: take the chance to choose an artefact to go on display at the Hull Maritime Museum. Get hands-on with objects from Hull’s maritime past and work with a local storyteller in order to write your own creative labels.

    Suitable for years 4-6; Duration: 90-120 minutes

    The object has been chosen as part of the 100 objects to be chosen by the public
    The Ostrich egg is the first object to be selected and chosen by pupils from Collingwood primary school
    • The Blaydes Family: Merchants and Shipbuilders: work with historians from the University of Hull’s Blaydes Maritime Centre to uncover hidden stories about the city’s trading and shipbuilding heritage, which took place along the banks of the River Hull. This session will focus on the Blaydes merchant family, aspects of their maritime business and on Blaydes House, their eighteenth century home and work premises located on High Street Hull.

    Due to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund all of these sessions are free of charge. However, places are limited so book now to avoid missing out.

    If you would like to find out more or to make a booking then please contact Heritage Learning on Tel: 01482 3187 33 or Email:

    Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Primary School Teachers’ Panel

    We are excited to announce that in spring 2020, we will be inviting teachers to become part of our Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Primary School Teachers’ Panel.

    Members of the panel will act as an advisory body to HYMC staff between spring 2020 and February 2023, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of new resources and sessions at the Hull Maritime Museum and the Arctic Corsair.

    In return, panel members will be reimbursed for their time and participating schools will get access to exclusive projects and benefits.