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What has been achieved so far?

  • Hull City Council has committed £10million to the project
  • The National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund has committed an initial grant of £1.37m. If successful at round-two, the Heritage Fund will release the full grant, totalling £15
  • The Coastal Communities Fund has committed £50,000 for early work on Arctic Corsair
  • The DCMS and Wolfson Foundation has awarded Hull Maritime Museum £150,000


Development phase

The development phase of the project is now taking place and is a period of intense planning and consultation.

It is an exciting time as the concepts, ideas and plans are being further developed and tested. We hope to share the initial designs with you soon to give you a glimpse of the scale and scope of the transformation to the five key sites.

So watch this space.

26 June 2017 Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Hull City Council round-one funding for the £27.4m project.
January 2018 Appointment of key staff.
8 March 2018 Start of consultation on heritage projects including Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime Museum.
2 April 2018 Hull’s Land Train offers train tours to raise awareness and build confidence in the project.
8 June 2018 Hundreds of artefacts are delicately moved from the Arctic Corsair by volunteers and museum staff ahead of its move to a temporary birth and placed in temporary storage.
26 July 2018 Specialist team announced to support the delivery of the project.
September 2018 Arctic Corsair closed to the public to prepare for its move in 2019.
4 September 2018 The Spurn Lightship moves to a temporary location in Hull Marina. WATCH THE VIDEO
19 November 2018 Lord Mandelson visits Hull to act as an ambassador for the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project.
26 November 2018 Hull awarded £50,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund to support the maritime project.
15 November 2018 Specialist interest and community groups take part in a community day.
14 December 2018 Mid-term review with Hull City Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund.
3 January 2019 Refugee Council visits Maritime Museum.
15 January 2019 The DCMS and Wolfson Foundation awarded Hull City Council £150,000.
5 February Two historic cannon dating back two hundred years go back on display following major restoration. /whats-happening/news/historic-cannon-return-to-display-following-dramatic-conservation
20 February 2019 Welcomed the Home Library Service to the Maritime Museum.
8 March 2019 A performance, Swinging the Lamp, of the dramas of a life at sea is performed in Hull for the first time.
25 April 2019 Plans for the ambitious project will go on display for the first time.
24 May 2019 Second round bid submitted to National Lottery Heritage Fund
27 May 2019 Planning application submitted to Hull City Council

Coming up

2019 The Arctic Corsair will move for the first time in 20 years. It will be placed into storage ahead of its restoration.