• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


For generations, fishing vessels from all over the world were free to exploit the rich waters around Iceland.

In Hull, fortunes were made and a distinct way of life was created by the city’s fishing community, building a thriving community around Hessle Road.

But the freedom to make a living came at a cost for all relying on the resources of the North Atlantic Ocean.

As the decline of fish stocks led to conflict between friends and former allies, the challenges of the sea remained.

Seafaring communities on both sides of the Cod Wars reflect on confrontation, cooperation and loss, in this film and photography exhibition by Simon Sharp.

Opening times

Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: late opening until 7.30pm
Sunday: 11am-4.30pm

Last admissions 30 minutes before closing.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4.30pm

Creative Credits

Producer and director, Simon Sharp

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund