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17th April 2020

The Hull Maritime team is making an appeal to anyone who worked on Hull’s Spurn Lightship and is willing to share their story.

As part of the ambitious Hull Maritime project, the Spurn Lightship will be fully conserved. With increased access and opening hours there will also be new displays and information on board to tell its dramatic story.

The Spurn Lightship played a key role in Hull’s maritime industries by guiding vessels as they navigated the Humber estuary. It will remain in Hull Marina and continue to act as a signpost for the city centre, the marina and Hull’s other fantastic museums. The Spurn’s presence on the key route in and out of Hull is a constant reminder that our maritime heritage is never far away.

The Spurn Lightship on Hull Marina

Robin Diaper, Curator of Maritime and Social History, said: "The crews on board the Spurn Lightship played a critical role in protecting shipping in the Humber for decades. The discomfort and danger of their role is often over-looked. We'd like anyone with first-hand experience to help us do justice to their story as part of our exciting new displays on board."

Memories and stories can be shared via our contact us page on the website or by emailing