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Restoring five of Hull’s key maritime heritage assets to place its 800 years of seafaring history at the heart of the city’s visitor offer.

With the creation of a new visitor experience to show Hull in a new and different light, the five sites will highlight the maritime heritage within the city’s striking landscape and also inspire people to cherish the heritage and experiences which have shaped our city and its people, for centuries.

Not only will the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project transform the most important maritime sites, increasing access to and understanding of them, it will also have positive impacts for the city beyond the project itself, contributing to education, skills development, jobs creation, apprenticeships, internships and extensive volunteering opportunities.

Overall, Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City will grow the sense of ownership and civic pride in Hull's heritage and make the city a more interesting, attractive and invigorating place for residents and visitors alike.

This ambitious project will:

  • build on the success of UK City of Culture 2017
  • add £5.5m to the local economy each year from 2020 and beyond
  • attract an estimated 300,000 visits to the sites within the first year after fully opening in 2022
  • reach new and more audiences across the world
  • deliver large-scale events
  • create 20 direct jobs within the project and an additional 35 jobs in the leisure sector
  • offer new training opportunities for young people including two internships, 10 apprenticeships and 36 traineeships
  • offer 10 people to gain work-placed training in digital skills
  • offer a full volunteer programme with 240 new volunteer opportunities
  • over 100 young people will gain an employment based maritime qualification
  • 50 per cent of all Hull school’s involved in CPD for teachers
  • deliver in-class learning programmes for 100+ Hull primary schools
  • enable every secondary school in Hull to have opportunities for outreach learning
  • create 30,000+ learning activities to be delivered from 2022