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As well as our significant collection at Hull Maritime Museum there are a range of temporary and community exhibitions on display.

We work with a range of partners and artists to bring a high quality programme of activity to the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Currently on display until Sunday 27 October:

Fisherwomen by award-winning Craig Easton

celebrates the tradition and importance of women in the fishing industry by following the traditional route of the herring trade from Shetland down the east coast, via Hull to Great Yarmouth. It highlights the central role of women in the fishing industry today, even though their work is now almost entirely done behind closed doors in processing factories, sheds and smokehouses

In this exhibition, photographer Craig Easton, explores the past and present bringing together the three strands of the ‘Fish Wives’ story: their heritage, their journey and contemporary portraits, including exciting new commissions of Hull’s own ‘Fisherwomen’



Artwork included the Fisherwomen exhibition on display at Hull Maritime Museum
Dawn from Hull, 2019

On display until the end of 2019

The Open Bridges: A River Full of Stories

A River Full of Stories is a new project which preserves and publicises the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the vessels which have used it over the years. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players and organised by the partnership who devised Open Bridges in 2017, they have spent the last two years listening to and recording stories from people who currently or previously lived or worked on and around the river. The memories and stories are part of a film and presentation book which will be given to every library and museum in Hull and the East Riding in autumn 2019.

This new initiative follows Open Bridges which made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two on 22 September 2017. It was a logistical and artistic first, conceived and managed by Hull musicians Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard, who said: “Open Bridges is a celebration of the river, the lifeblood of the city and an exploration of real Hull culture."


Open Bridges Syntan Trip Photo By Lou Duffy Howard
Open Bridges