Adjacent to the Hull Maritime Museum is the Dock Office Chambers building (DOC), which dates from the 1890s and was previously used as office space.
A part of the project, Dock Office Chambers has been reconfigured to become the main focus to house the remaining collections and artefacts in order to undertake vital research and conservation.
This renovation will enable the collections to be conserved, catalogued and appropriately managed, with improved accessibility for staff and visiting researchers.
This new store facility will enable a whole new floor of the museum to open, previously unseen to visitors.
Heritage contractors, Simpsons of York is undertaking the work to Dock Office Chambers and transform the museum.
Our magnificent collections
Hull Maritime Museum’s collections are officially recognised as being of national significance and the scrimshaw collection is regarded as one of the best in the world. The museum’s collection will undergo extensive conservation that will allow them to shine for a bigger and wider audience and preserve them for generations to come.
This ‘behind the scenes’ work is critical to improving the exhibitions and public displays within the museum.
As part of our work almost 40,000 items will be relocated and rehoused and the Maritime Museum will have 50 per cent more artefacts on display to the public.