The clue to the intriguing name of this yard is in its history. Until 2013, the yard was part of the Hull Trinity House Navigation School. Formed in 1785, Zebedee Scaping served as Headmaster for over 50 years in the 19th Century. The School is now an Academy and follows a more mainstream education, whilst still honouring many of its maritime traditions.
Following the move to new premises in George Street, the main school buildings were demolished and the area redeveloped as a part-time car park, part-time exhibition/festival space. The 2016 Amy Johnson festival was based here and 3 of Amy's decorated moths displayed here until 31st March 2017.
During Hull’s City of Culture year, Zebedee's Yard was home to "Made In Hull". Bright lights and a wall of sound met you as you entered the yard and experienced the roar of the Tigers at a home game. Many gigs and events such as the BP Big Screens, a series of live ballet and opera screenings from the Royal Opera House stage in Covent Garden. A permanent memorial to the 6000 Hull Trawlermen who were lost at sea was unveiled in the yard in December 2016.
It will also once again play host to one of the stages during the Hull Freedom Festival in September and a score of gigs this year including, Chase & Status, UB40, Happy Mondays and The Wombats. Within 5 minutes walking distance of Hideout and other city centre attractions such as Hull Marina.