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Microbes

Saturday 18 May 2019 - Sunday 1 September 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Our Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us.  Visitors can walk through the pods causing them…

Is this Planet Earth?

Saturday 4 May - Sunday 28 July 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Visitors will encounter wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature. The varied artistic work pays homage to…

Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection: Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), c.1526-7

Saturday 23 March - Sunday 23 June 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Hans Holbein the Younger to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. A portrait drawing of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535). The portrait, likely connected to…

Swinging the Lamp

Saturday 9 March, 7pm-8.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The stories of a life at sea told by a Hull trawler skipper Jim Williams are brought to life on stage. Swinging the Lamp is a tribute “in words and song” written by Beverley actor Gordon Meredith about his friend Jim, who fished the Arctic…

Maritime Concert

Saturday 2 March 2019, 1pm-4pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Join us at the Maritime Museum for an afternoon of music as top local folk acts tell the stories of the sea through traditional music including shanties, songs, ballads and tunes, in this free concert.Drop in at this free event to hear the music of…

Baby Sensory at Ferens Art Gallery

Friday 1 March 2019, 10.30am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Eden's Baby Experiences for a circus themed sensory session inspired by art in our gallery. Your child can explore a variety of different sensory toys, make a paper plate clown and make animal foot prints in play dough. The session will include singing and…

Voyage to the Arctic

Sunday 24 February 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Brave stormy Arctic seas as we go on a voyage to the Arctic. Take a close look at some amazing artefacts in order to find out about the dangers that polar explorers and Hull whalers faced, before having a go at creating your very own…

Become a Nature Explorer

Saturday 23 February 2019, 1pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hands on History Museum

The Hands on History Museum’s collection contains a large number of old lantern slides which show pictures of trees, birds, eggs, animals, insects, fossils and much more. In the past, natural historians took these photographs to document the natural world around them. Have a look…

"Any Old Rag Bone" exhibition

Friday 2 February - Friday 7 June 2019

Venue: Streetlife Museum

To this day, horse and carts collecting scrap metal are a regular sight on the streets of Hull. The call of “rag bone” can be heard down the ‘tenfoots’ and passages, letting people know to bring out any unwanted goods to be recycled.   This…

Finds ID Day

Friday 25 January 2019, 11am-1pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Do you have an archaeological find that you'd like to know more about? Are you a metal detectorist with objects you'd like to record? Come along to our Finds ID Day to meet members of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, find out what your objects are,…

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