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What has been achieved so far?

  • Hull City Council has committed £10m to the project
  • The National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Hull City Council with £15m
  • 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
  • Arts Council England awarded Hull City Council with £88,113
  • The John Ellerman Foundation awarded Hull City Council with £170,000 to conserve the museums' collection
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation awarded the Hull Maritime Museum with £350,000 to support its refurbishment


Development phase

The development phase of the project is now complete. The delivery phase is expected to get underway later this year.

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 with £150,000.
5 February 2019 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
4 August 2019 The Arctic Corsair was moved from its current location to temporary storage at Siemens Gamesa with the support of Associated British Ports
2 October 2019 The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded Hull City Council with £13.6m
17 December 2019 Arts Council England awards Hull City Council with £88,113 to delve deeper into the museum's collection
17 December 2019 The John Ellerman Foundation awards Hull City Council £170,000 to conserve the museum's artefacts
19 January 2020 Hull Maritime Museum closed to the public
20 January 2020 Work starts to install new steps and access ramp to the entrance of the Hull Maritime Museum
February to June 2020 The public helped select 100 artefacts for a new People's Choice exhibition
29 February 2020 Celebrate the Arctic Corsair's 60th birthday
July 2020 Campaign launched to appeal to the public to gather material for a new exhibition
July 2020 Tender process opens to dismantle, conserve and transport whale skeletons
September 2020 Appointment of whale specialist to dismantle and conserve eight whale skeletons
October 2020 Eight marine skeletons were dismantled, packed and transported to receive conservation treatment

Coming up

Autumn 2020 Appoint a contractor to pack and move 50,000 objects
Autumn 2020 Pack and dismantle 50,000 objects from the Hull Maritime Museum
Autumn/winter 2020 Appoint a contractor to refurbish the Hull Maritime Museum
Autumn/winter 2020 Appoint a shipyard to restore the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship
Autumn 2020 Appoint a company to deliver taster workshops in the community
Autumn 2020 A series pop-up exhibitions will go on display at locations across the city