The Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square.
The Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square.

Hull Maritime Museum to close temporarily

Hull Maritime Museum will temporarily close as some technical surveys are carried out.

It comes as the £27.4 million Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project steps up a gear.

The closure, from Monday 22 July at 10am, will allow a specialist company to complete surveys ahead of the museum’s major refurbishment. It will reopen on Saturday 27 July at 10am.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “These surveys are necessary for any project of this size and scale. We hope residents and visitors will understand the need for the short closure as we continue our preliminary work ahead of the museums extensive refurbishment.

“The work will investigate further the structure of the building for those areas that have been hidden for decades and will be opened up for the first time. These will help us finalise the detailed designs to develop an exciting and world-class museum.”

The council was awarded initial support of £1.37m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. A round-two bid was submitted in May this year which, if successful, will see a grant of £13.6m released, allowing the ambitious project to happen.

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