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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. Free, Drop in

Ferens: Hull's Philanthropist

Friday 13 January - Sunday 31 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 reopened in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in…

Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea

Saturday 1 April - Monday 28 August

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in a new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists and filmakers curated by Invisible Dust. Exploring sea-related themes, including monster myths, local fishing communities, Hull's role as a maritime city and…

Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt The Shipbuilder and his Wife

Saturday 1 April 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan ofa magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn which is the firstever painting by the artist to visit the city. ‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, drawsattention to Hull’s historic trading links and…

Bill Bailey's Cabinet of Curiosities

Saturday 27 May 2017 - Sunday 10 September 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Discover amazing untruths about the weirdest things in historic collections. This exhibition draws on the comedy writing talents of Hull's youngsters and one of Britain's best loved comedians, Bill Bailey.  Produced with the Burton Constable Hall Foundation. Curious Collections project supported by the National lottery…

Tiger Rags

Monday 3 July 2017 - Monday 2 October 2017

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Telling the story of Hull City's integral place in Hull culture and its connection to black-and-amber, Les Motherby has curated Tiger Rags to display player-worn kits and memorabilia spanning the club's 110 year history, celebrating football's unique ability to bring together people from all backgrounds.…

Walking in Wilberforce’s Footsteps - Wilberforce House Tour

Monday 10 July, Wednesday 16 August and Tuesday 19 September, 2pm-2.30pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Join us on this short tour of Wilberforce House Museum and learn about the history of thisfascinating building. With a history spanning over four hundred years, learn about some of the house’s residents and their stories, as well as its more recent history as one…

Wilberforce - Who was the man behind the Campaign?

Tuesday 11 July, Monday 24 July, Wednesday 2 August, Tuesday 29 August and Tuesday 12 September, 2pm-2.30pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare. Come along and meet the man himself! Free, Drop In The tours on 11 July and 2 August will feature…

A Common Foe

Saturday 15 July 2017 - 24 September 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

For generations, fishing vessels from all over the world were free to exploit the richwaters around Iceland. In Hull, fortuneswere made and a distinct way of life was created by the city’s fishing community, building a thriving community around Hessle Road.But the freedom to make…

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