Hull is to be congratulated for being awarded the UK City of Culture for 2017 and has been preparing for this for some time and is ready to welcome visitors to the city itself and the surrounding countryside. There are lots of things to do and see in the city from live shows to special events in the public buildings. The city is ready and waiting for visitors from all over the world. Be sure to visit this special city in 2017.
The Hull and East Riding Museum has a collection of stunning Roman Mosaics where you can immerse yourself in a world far removed from today. The Maritime Museum is situated in what were formerly the Town Docks offices; this impressive building houses a fine collection of paintings, artefacts and models where the maritime history unfolds. You can't miss the huge whale skeleton on show as well as displays depicting the once thriving and savage whaling industry. The Princes Quay Shopping Centre, built on stilts above former docks, provides popular shopping with all the well known high street brands.
For a more hands on feel of the sea and the harsh reality of the trawler man’s world, climb on board the 'Arctic Corsair', Hulls last sidewinder trawler. Moored in the River Hull, this floating museum will give you an insight into life on a deep sea fishing vessel. You can also visit the 'Spurn Lightship' now moored in the Marina. Visit 'Streetlife', Hull's Museum of Transport, listed as one of the top ten museums in the country. You can take a ride on the mail coach and see the old town of Hull dramatically brought to life.
Wilberforce House Museum was the family home of William Wilberforce, known worldwide for his fight against slavery. The museum also houses collections of dolls, costumes, clocks and rare Hull silver. Don't forget to visit "The Deep" an aquarium where you can walk under the sea to see the fish in their natural habitat. Also in Hull is the impressive Humber Bridge; the fifth largest single-span suspension bridge in the world at an astonishing 2,220 meters! Thanks to this bridge, the road distance between Hull and Grimsby has been reduced by nearly 50 miles.