Exhibitions

Hedon Museum re-opening – Saturday 5 September 2020

Hedon Museum has been following government guidelines regarding Covid-19, by remaining closed during the lockdown. However, the museum will re-open on Saturday 5th September, with safety measures in place to protect our volunteers and visitors. More information to follow.

Join us at Hedon Museum to learn about the proud maritime tradition of the Humber! In 1920, seven companies joined forces to form United Towing Co Ltd and were mostly involved in river and coastal towage but, in 1925, the first ocean towage was performed. The tow cost £3,600 pounds. That is approximately £153,000 in today’s money, and the profit was over £4000 in today’s money. In the following years, United Towing Co became a familiar sight in the world’s oceans.

In the late 1980s, United Towing Co withdrew from the world’s oceans, but its memory is kept alive. The manning of tugs was very much a family business, and a career with the company can still today be an introduction to seafaring life. The immediate objective of United Towing Co in the modern era is to keep alive the memory of the company, its tugs, and its crews.

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