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Kite Collage

Tuesday 23 July 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin conducted a famous experiment with a kite and discovered that lightening was electric. Come and create your own kite collage with a range of…

Learn the Ropes

Thursday 25 July 2019, 11am-3pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Do you know your coils from your cheese or your fids from your marlin spikes? Get hands on with Hull Sea Cadets as they bring their seafaring skills to the Streetlife Museum. Desmonstrations, including sail making and rope splicing, will be given alongside fun activities…

Please Touch Object Handling Session

Thursday 25 July and Monday 19 August 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

We're inviting you to get hands on with some of our museum objects and discover what life was like for people living in the past.  You'll get to handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like. Free, drop-in.


Saturday 27 July, 1pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hands on History Museum

The first telephone was designed over 140 years ago, but we suspect it wasn't as simple as just using two cups and some string! Can this work? How does it work? Come along to the Hands on History Museum and find out. Make your telephone…

Coastal Discovery with CITiZAN

Wednesday 31 July, 7, 14 and 28 August 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Museums Quarter

Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover what you didn’t know about our beaches, estuaries and cliffs along the British coast. We investigate and record historic and prehistoric archaeology around the country and we’ll show you how we do it as well…

Brilliant Buoyancy

Thursday 1 August 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Brilliant Buoyancy Have you ever thought why sharks, and other fish, are able to float in water? Or why a 1 pence coin will sink but a big boat won’t? Find out at the Maritime Museum as we undertake a couple of exciting experiments to…

Wild Challenge Trail with the RSPB

Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August 2019, 11am-3pm

Venue: Museums Quarter

The RSPB helps the wildlife that flies, hops, crawls and flutters in your garden, across towns and cities, in the countryside and across a network of over 200 RSPB nature reserves. The RSPB is delighted to be attending the Museum Quarter Gardens on Thursdays throughout…

Sound Bite

Friday 2 August 2019, 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Minimalist composers often worked with performance in a location and unusual inpsiration to make their sounds, we will come together to make a sound track from found materials in the gallery itself. Free, drop-in.

Astronomical Art

Friday 9 August 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. With the invention of telescopes, astronomy and the study of space became very popular. Come and make your own artwork inspired by the solar system with wax and…

Victorian Gardens

Saturday 10 August 2019, 1pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hands on History Museum

Learn about the fashion for gardening in Victorian times and take inspiration from our natural history slides at the Hands on History Museum as you have a go at a fun Victorian garden inspired craft activity. Free, drop-in.

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