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New technology and displays will tell the story of Spurn Lightship
New technology and displays will tell the story of Spurn Lightship
27 July, 2023

The Spurn Lightship is to receive new graphics, displays and technology to tell its rich story.

A decision record confirms specialist contractor Marcon, have been appointed for the interpretative fit out of Hull’s Spurn Lightship, following a major restoration.

Marcon is an award-winning museum/heritage fit-out contractor with an in-house specialist joinery workshop. Operating across the UK and Ireland, they have assisted with the opening of many high-profile museums, exhibitions, and visitor centres. Marcon have previously worked on HMS Victory, Titanic Belfast Gallery and Templemore Baths to name a few.

The fit-out for the Spurn Lightship focuses on new projections, film, immersive sound, and graphics so visitors can explore the lightship and its rich story.

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: "It’s great to see the Spurn Lightship restored and this is the next stage in preparing the lightship for reopening.

“We’re delighted to be working with Marcon on the fit-out. By adding new displays to the lightship as well as is retaining its original features, visitors will be able to explore the ship in greater depth, enhancing the overall experience for everyone.

“The fascinating stories and the importance to the Humber will be told for visitors to enjoy.”

The new displays will showcase the history, the stories of navigating the treacherous estuary and what it was like to live and work on board.

Fit out works will start on the lightship in the coming weeks before moving to a new home near Murdoch’s Connection.

Hull Maritime is a major regeneration project funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It encompasses the major refurbishment of Hull Maritime Museum and Dock Office Chambers, the creation of a new attraction at North End Shipyard and the new home for the restored Arctic Corsair and the restoration of the Spurn Lightship.