Have you ever thought why sharks, and other fish, are able to float in water? Or why a 1 pence coin will sink but a big boat won’t? Find out at the Maritime Museum as we undertake a couple of exciting experiments to unravel the mysteries of buoyancy.
If you would like to discover more about Hull’s maritime heritage, come and enjoy free admission to the city’s Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.