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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…

Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour

Saturday 22 April - Sunday 13 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. His incredibly life-like works have been exhibited internationally and have captivated the public wherever they have…

SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - Ron Mueck in Partnership with Artist Rooms

Saturday 22 April - Sunday 13 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Presenting the work of internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and in particular how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate today. Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s Sea of Hull 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the…

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…

The Art Club

Monday 26 June, 3, 10, 24, 31 July 14, 21 August, 4, 11, 18, 25 Spetember 2017, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Join Artist Bill Brown for this weekly informal art workshop in the beautiful setting of Wilberforce House Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new tricks and tips whilst working on their own project each week. £4 per person, payable on the day –…

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.…

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