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Adjacent to the Hull Maritime Museum is the Dock Office Chambers building (DOC), which dates from the 1890s and currently used as office space.

Dock Office Chambers will be reconfigured and become the main focus to house the remaining collections and artefacts 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 allow us to open a whole new floor of the museum, previously unseen to visitors.

Exterior of Dock Office Chambers on New Cross Street. It will become a new storage centre.
Dock Office Chambers - Off New Cross Street and opposite Hull Maritime 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.