Hull City Council
Originally opened in 1871 as Hull’s Dock Offices, the Grade II* listed building has grown to become one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, taking up the role of the local Maritime Museum in 1975.
The refurbishment of Hull Maritime Museum is part of a wider regeneration project by Hull City Council, with significant support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It will see the museum undergo a comprehensive refurbishment while maintaining its original architectural features. Some of the most notable developments include a 50% increase in display capacity, opening the second floor to the public for the first time ever, and providing access to one of the building’s domes for panoramic views of the city skyline.
Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “The refurbishment of Hull Maritime Museum is set to usher in a new era of history for the city. The project will see the building transform into a truly world-class facility with never-before-seen displays and increased interactivity, and is sure to provide a boost to tourism and the local economy.