Four sites, two ships and one Hull, making maritime matter.
The Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, jointly funded by Hull City Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund is a heritage-driven, transformational project drawing on Hull’s unique spirit and sense of place. It aims to promote and protect Hull’s incredible maritime history, architecture and collections.
As a major scheme in the heart of Hull city centre, the project is born out of the success and aspiration which was embedded in Hull during 2017, the start of its tenure as UK City of Culture. It will build on the benefits that City of Culture brought, confirming continued regeneration and investment and creating a world-class visitor attraction of the future.
Telling the story of Hull’s remarkable journey as a global powerhouse for trade and cultural exchange, this project will highlight the city’s connections to the rest of the world through its role as a major port.
Presented across four important sites and two historic vessels, each housing significant collections, they comprise some of Hull’s most precious heritage and together tell stories of invention and ingenuity, perseverance and endurance, triumph and disaster.
As well as securing the future of Hull’s historic assets for us all, the project will also regenerate and re-connect the heart of the Hull to its historic waterfront, the place where the city’s maritime history began.
Funded by National Lottery players and the people of Hull, the project puts Hull’s maritime story at the heart of its future as a city destination.