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17th November 2023

Hull Maritime is looking to appoint a principal contractor to tell the story of Hull’s rich maritime history.

Thanks to funding from Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Hull’s 800 years of maritime history will be re-imagined, creating a new maritime experience for residents and visitors.

The search is underway for a specialist company to undertake the interpretation and exhibition fit out of three of the city’s key maritime treasures, the Hull Maritime Museum, the Arctic Corsair, her new home at North End Shipyard including its visitor centre. This is to install and implement the carefully detailed designs following years of consultation and development.

Hull Maritime Museum
The Arctic Corsair at the North End Shipyard

The contract will include new interactive technology, lighting, audio visual and interpretation graphics to inspire visitors through an enhanced experience, showcasing the historical significance of Hull’s maritime history and delve into the many stories, tales and heritage.

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “This is a critical element of this ambitious project and it’s important an experienced museum fit-out contractor to help us create a new maritime experience for the future.

“For us to attract, entertain and educate visitors locally and from further afield, there needs to new and familiar ways to engage audiences to tell the many stories of Hull’s past and present.

All the tender information is available here (UK ( tender number 80661 and the deadline is 21 December 2023.

Hull Maritime encompasses the major refurbishment of Hull Maritime Museum and Dock Office Chambers, the creation of a new attraction at North End Shipyard and the new home for the restored Arctic Corsair and the restoration of the Spurn Lightship.