30th January 2023
Additional maritime guided tours will celebrate Hull’s maritime history
Hull’s maritime guided tours will restart during the half-term school holiday from Saturday 11 February.
The group of 17 volunteers, who are White Badge accredited tour guides, will lead the free guided tours exploring our maritime city.
The tours will take place every Thursday and Saturday, at 10.30am and now there is a Sunday morning slot at 11.30am and Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm to choose from.
Starting at the Museum Quarter gardens, outside the old Arctic Corsair unit and the Hull and East Riding Museum, the full tours at 10.30am and 11.30am and lasts around 2.5 hours.
The tour visits the future location of the Arctic Corsair at North End Shipyard, Queens Gardens, the exterior of the Maritime Museum and the new home for the Spurn Lightship in Hull Marina. Other key landmarks include Blaydes House, Trinity House and Hull Marina.
The shorter route will run on Sunday afternoons at 1.30pm, lasting approximately 1.5 hours and covers half of the full tour route.
In 2022, volunteers delivered 142 tours with more than 960 people taking part.
Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “As part of the guided tours, you will discover some fascinating nuggets of information and facts about Hull’s maritime heritage.
“If you have lived in Hull for years or are new to Hull, you will learn something about our wonderful city. The walks will also provide you with all the latest updates from the maritime project, creating a brand-new maritime experience for Hull, our residents, and visitors.”
Justine Hunt, Hull Maritime volunteer and accredited White Badge tour guide, said: “A new year of Maritime Tours begins! It’s such a pleasure to introduce visitors to Hull to the stories from our past and tell of our future plans for development for the city.
“On our two-.hour walking tours learn about Hull’s rich history and see at first hand what’s happening here in Hull. Prepare to be surprised!“
Although booking your free place is recommended, there may be a small number of places available on the day.
For more information and to book your place, visit here.