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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…

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…

Object Handling

Every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Look out for the hands on desk where our volunteers will help you investigate objects from our handling collection. The topic this summer is whaling. Objects include a massive vertebra from a whale's back bone and a harpoon used by Hull whaling men. Suitable for all…

Transport Tots (Term Time Only)

Every Monday (During Term Time), 10am-11.30am

Venue: Streetlife Museum

For Under 5s with cars, trains and planes on the brain! Toys, songs, crafts and a story exploring different themes each week. £1 per child (including drinks for children and grown-ups) 

"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…

Open Exhibition 2019

2 February - 14 April 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. This year’s exhibition will be selected by John Heffernan,…

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…

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,…

Community Cafe - Older People's Activity

Friday 25 January 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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…

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