Spurn Lightship

Humber Museums Partnership - Spurn Lightship

The Spurn Lightship guided ships safely through the treacherous River Humber for almost 50 years. Step aboard to discover how it was used as a navigational aid and to find out what life was like on board. An interpretation panel at the Marina explains its history for visitors when the ship is closed.


The accommodation is preserved to show how the seven man crew worked and passed the time on their month long deployments. Communication and emergency equipment dating from the launch of the vessel in 1927 are on display.

The Spurn Lightship will not open in 2018.


Hull’s historic Spurn Lightship will temporarily move this September as part of a multi-million pound plan to improve a key route in and out of Hull. Unfortunately, while work is ongoing in preparation of its move, we will be unable to offer access to visitors this summer.


The Spurn Lightship will return with rejuvenated exhibitions and longer opening hours with improved accessibility and signage, allowing everyone to admire the splendour of the vessel, securing its long-term future.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.

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