Hull Awarded £15 million in National Lottery Funding
The historic maritime city has been awarded £15 million in funding to help secure its future as a major tourist destination. The funding will see the development of the Maritime Museum, the North End Shipyard, and the Dock Office Chambers. The money will also be spent on the upkeep of two historic vessels: Spurn Lightship and Arctic Corsair.
The city, named UK City of Culture 2017, hopes to use the money to explore its maritime history as part of a wider investment into the regeneration of the city. This will be achieved by using a further £12.5million of funding from Hull City Council.
The plans are all part of a scheme to increase tourism in the area. The Maritime Museum will see a 50% increase in the number of items on view, as well as access to one of the building domes that are known for their amazing views over the city. As well as this, a visitor orientation centre will be built at the North End Shipyard on Dock Office Row. These plans are expected to have a significant effect on the number of visitors to Hull.