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Transport Tots

Every Monday, 10am-11.30am (Term time only)

Venue: Streetlife Museum

For all those Under 5s with cars, trains and planes onthe brain! All your Transport Tots favourites (free playwith toys, books, puzzles and baby corner) plus a welcomesong, craft activity, story and opportunity to explore on ourtransport theme of the week. Free, includes a drink.…

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…

Time Troopers: Beaded Snowflake

Saturday 10 December 2016, 11am to 1pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

It's Christmas, come along and make your very own snowflake decoration and hang it up for all to see.

Ferens: Hull's Philanthropist

January - December 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Thomas Robinson Ferens' philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK. Following a £4.5m makeover the Ferens Art Gallery will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection…

Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

January - April 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Supported by the National Gallery Pietro Lorenzetti's stunning panel painting, Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), is unveiled for the first time following its acquisition by the Ferens Art Gallery in 2013. Having undergone extensive conservation treatment and research at the National Gallery, London,…


Monday 2 January - Sunday 19 March 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Get up close and personal with a Bowhead- also known as a Greenland Right Whale – in this lifelike audio visual installation, commemorating the city’s whaling heritage. Bowhead has been created by the University of Hull and Hull School of Art and Design, showcasing the…

Fabulous Felines!

16 January - 31 March 2017

Venue: Streetlife Museum

The exhibition is devoted to the work of the Edwardian musical theatre performer and postcard artist Violet Roberts, who lived the majority of her adult life in Hull before moving on to Beverley in later life. Her postcards feature comic, fashionably dressed cats.

Francis Bacon: Screaming Popes

Saturday 21 January - Monday 1 May 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Five of Francis Bacon's notorious 'Screaming Popes' join the Ferens Art Gallery's permanent collection redisplay. This includes one of Bacon's most revered and highly recognised masterpieces, Head VI (1949), from the Arts Council Collection. A master of modern British art, Bacon's series was inspired by…

2017 Open Exhibition

21 January - 12 March 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ferens hugely popular annual Open exhibition providing the opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to celebrate creativity side by side.   This year the three highly respected external selectors are Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery,…

Weeping Window

Wednesday 22 March - Monday 29 May 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Weeping Window will open at Hull Maritime Museum between mid April and mid May 2017 specially presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a…

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