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4 March 2021

Welcome to a journey of exploration through Hull’s maritime heritage by Esraa Almokdad.

Esraa volunteers with Hull Refugee Council, who will be working more closely with Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City team as the project develops.

Museums and galleries are places for preserving heritage in different forms and shapes, for example documents, manuscripts, models, photographs and artefacts. These items also have a great importance in the present moment, as they sustain the relationships between different generations and instil pride in their heritage.

Hull is Yorkshire’s only maritime city and its relationship with the sea stretches back 800 years. Over the next four years, the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project will develop the city’s maritime sites and ships and celebrate them as mirrors of the community’s culture throughout history, in the present and in the future. These sites will tell the story of Hull’s important place in the world.

Arctic Corsair
Hull's last remaining sidewinder trawler, the Arctic Corsair
Spurn Lightship
Spurn Lightship, based on Hull Marina

We will have the opportunity to walk through historical sites made new again as we learn about the roots of the people who came before us that helped to create the city we live in now. And we will celebrate the contributions of people who came to Hull from afar and enriched the city with trade and culture.

As part of Hull City Council’s ten year plan to make Hull ‘a better place to live, work and visit’, the project also relies on the support of community groups and audience members to make it a success.

Will you be getting involved?

Esraa Almokdad
Esraa Almokdad, volunteers at Hull Refugee Council and will work with the project as it progresses

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