Free day out with the kids // Major maritime installation takes over the streets of Hull

A new and exciting commission for Hull Maritime project has escaped!

6 – 26 August, Hull city centre

There has been an infestation at the Hull Maritime Museum

The first major event to bring Yorkshire’s maritime heritage to life is to get underway.

As part of a major transformational project, this is the first of a series major events in the build up to the delivery of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project.

As the Hull Maritime Museum object move nears completion, rooms within the basement have been disturbed. The monster is claiming Hull as its own!

Something weird and wonderful has been unleashed. Watch out for its tentacles creeping around corners as you move through the city centre, and its nest of eggs on Monument Bridge.

An exciting FREE map of the tentacle trail is available from as well as Kraken Headquarters in Queen Victoria Square, the tourist information pod within Paragon Interchange and the Museums Quarter.

There will be some surprises along the way including maritime characters and living statues, theatre performances and live music.

Maritime themed events will also take place within the Museums Quarter on the High Street on 7, 12 and 21 August, 11am and 3pm. There’s be fun craft activities, a show and tell with objects from the museum’s collection, a trail in the Hull and East Riding Museum and the team will be on hand to update families on the progress of the transformational project.

We’d love to see your photos so please share them on social media, tag @Hullmaritime and #HullKraken

You can see this new bespoke inflatable commission for the Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Historic England’s Culture Programme between Friday 6 and Thursday 26 August.

More information visit

Published by Scunthorpe Nights

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