Hull Maritime Museum Set For Refurb

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Hull Maritime Museum Set For Refurb

Hull Maritime Museum Set For Refurb

There will be growing demand for scaffolding contractors in Hull in the coming years.

With a number of building projects being undertaken in the town including the footbridge, and Beverly baths, the Hull skyline is set to change over the next decade, and hopefully for the better.

One of the biggest projects for Hull in years is the soon-to-commence refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum. The museum features information about the city’s maritime past and present.

The museum will close on 19 January in order to start a three-year refurbishment. The first 19 months will see the museums collection carefully moved and stored elsewhere to allow the Grade II listed building to be refurbished, while the remainder of the closure will see the new exhibits installed ahead of its opening.

The initial phase of the work will see changes to the main entrance off Queen Victoria Square where a new access ramp and re-designed stairs will be installed to improve access for visitors, particularly wheelchair and pushchair users.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration, planning, land and property, said: “Although we have to close the museum for an extended period, the team are developing an exciting programme of activities during the closure. When the museum reopens in 2023 the city will have world-class displays that will match our internationally renowned collection.

“The new facilities will allow everyone to access the lives and stories of the people and places that made maritime Hull what it is today.”