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21st February 2020

Work to install new steps and access ramp to the entrance of Hull’s much loved Maritime Museum is well underway.

As part of the third phase of the Public Realm improvements, these enhancements are expected to take 16 weeks to complete, using the same York stone to match the current building sources from Yorkshire.

With support from the DCMS Wolfson Foundation and significant donations from visitors, the new ramp and steps will complement the museum’s Grade II*-listed Victorian façade as well as improving access, offering all visitors with the same high quality experience.

Work is expected to take 10 weeks to complete

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration, Planning, Land and Property, said: “Work is well underway and progressing well. These much needed improvements to access are part of the wider ambition increased accessibility within the museum.

“Extensive consultation was completed with access groups to ensure the very best museum and experience for every visitor who will come through the doors once the museum reopens and the extensive refurbishment is complete.”

The third phase of the public realm work is also taking place at the Paragon Interchange and St Stephens shopping Centre. The Hull firm Ashcourt Group is the appointed contractor with Lost Art who recently worked on the restored Pearson Park arch working on the £2.3m scheme. It is expected that the work will be completed in September.