Fishy tales from Hull go digital

Hull aims to redefine itself as a key city of the north with a huge investment in a four-year project that will see some of its most historic maritime attractions expanded and improved, creating new visitor attractions.

Making Hull’s 800 years of seafaring history even more of a key part of the city’s tourism offer, the ‘Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City’ project will ultimately create a new route to guide visitors through the city to the River Hull, highlighting its outstanding maritime heritage.

But as the transformation takes place, there are still opportunities to share in its rich maritime history and seafaring links – and the latest celebration has gone digital.

Maritime Tales Week, (24 October – 1 November) is the first of its kind to be delivered by the Hull Maritime project. It will feature many stories inspired by Hull’s maritime heritage, its collections, buildings and vessels and in response to Covid-19 all the fun activities bringing those tales to life will now be delivered online and available via social media and the Hull Maritime website.

Hull is one of the great maritime cities of the world, a place where ships and seafarers have come and gone for hundreds of years, leaving in their wakes countless stories of excitement, danger, loss and triumph.

The week of storytelling, craft activities, interviews and films will explore the many moving and fascinating stories. It will also include details of the £30m project that will see significant improvements to the Hull Maritime Museum, Dock Office Chambers, North End Shipyard, Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship.As part of the programme local theatre company, Theatre on the Edge, will perform a four-part performance that will follow the harrowing voyage of the Hull whaling ship, The Diana. In addition, people will have the chance to hear poems written by the Hull Maritime Museum’s new Poet-In Residence, along with stories from Hull’s fishing industry and craft activity videos.

Activities will be shared via @HullMaritime at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and the website.

For more details about the Maritime Week visit

For all other tourism information about Hull, see