Discover Hull’s rich seafaring heritage

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hull was built on its connection to the sea – discover why this Yorkshire maritime city was so important and what life was like on the open waves.

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There is no better place to find out about Hull’s maritime heritage than at the Maritime Museum based in the Victorian Dock offices in the city centre, home to artefacts from Hull’s fishing and merchant trade and a full-sized whale skeleton.

Moored on the River Hull, the Arctic Corsair is Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler. Step on board and let the crew take you back to life at sea and the perilous dangers of fishing the deep Icelandic waters.  Berthed at the marina, Spurn Lightship was once used to help navigation through the treacherous Humber waters. Today the lightship is a floating museum dedicated to letting visitors step aboard and get a chance to see what life would have been like working on the river. Don't forget, all of Hull’s museums offer free entry.

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