Still time left to visit local historical maritime gallery

November 28, 2017

Over 1,000 people so far have visited an exciting pop-up gallery showcasing Hull’s maritime heritage… and there’s only two weeks left to attend!
The ABP Pump House Gallery is set in the dramatic grade-II listed building on Alexandra Dock and it’s is open to the public for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Sunday, 10th December.
So far school children, former dockers, students, history enthusiasts and ABP staff have enjoyed learning the history behind the port and what exciting future lies ahead.
“We would like to thank everyone who has attended the fantastic gallery so far and also our volunteers who have been instrumental in the smooth running of it,” said Chris Green, ABP Hull and Goole port manager.
“The hundreds of photographs on display have evoked many emotions and memories and it’s great to hear past tales of those who used to work on the dock.
“We believe the gallery is an important way of preserving heritage and educating people about why the port has always played a pivotal role in this city.”
The Port of Hull is the leading softwood timber port and it’s instrumental for trading links to Europe and beyond. It contributes £538 million to the economy each year and supports 8,000 jobs.
The gallery is complimented by a jam-packed theatre schedule run by The History Troupe. There’s still time to see various exciting productions. To see the full schedule visit www.inportstories.com
Rob Bell, founder of the History Troupe, said: “We are also working with The National Collaborative Outreach Programme which aims to support the most disadvantaged young people. So far we’ve welcomed over 15 local schools and we’ve provided them with a unique learning experience through interactive workshops.”
The free gallery and ticketed shows will run until Sunday, 10th December. The gallery is open from 11am to 5pm Fridays and Saturdays and 12pm to 4pm Sundays.
Access is available via a free East Yorkshire Motor Services shuttle bus only on Fridays and Saturdays. It will run every hour from Kardomah 94 Gallery, Alfred Gelder Street, until 5pm and Thieving Harry’s Gallery, Humber Street at 7pm.
Access is available via a pedestrian walkway on Hedon Road (opposite the HM Prison Hull).
Due to its popularity the gallery is still looking for volunteers to help out. Volunteer roles include ticket collectors, greeters and shuttle bus tour guides. If you’re interested it’s not too late to help out- please email humbercommunications@abports.co.uk
For full details visit www.inportstories.com and follow updates on Twitter @ABPHumber, @HistoryTroupe and Instagram www.instagram.com/inportstories/