From raising the sails to hauling in nets, there have always been plenty of jobs on ships that have needed a good length of rope. But how are ropes actually made? And why are they so strong? Discover the science of rope making at this hands-on workshop as we have a go at creating our own using nothing but toilet paper!
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.