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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…

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

17 March - ongoing

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

A project linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest. At…

Cézanne's Card Players: A Masterwork from The Courtauld Gallery, London

Saturday 2 June - Sunday 9 September 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Following the Courtauld’s magnificent loan of Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe by Manet in 2017, Paul Cézanne’s iconic Card Players, 1892-6, will now visit as part of a sustained national partnership.  Cézanne’s famous series of paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his…

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz - A British Museum and Ikon Gallery Partnership Exhibition

Saturday 30 June - Sunday 30 September 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Generously supported by the Dorset Foundation. Featuring 36 works from the British Museum’s collection, and two works from a private lender, this exhibition explores the work of Käthe Kollwitz through her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess…

Community Cafe - Older People's Activity

Friday 27 July 2018, 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

All in the Same Boat

Saturday 7 July - Sunday 25 November 2018

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

All in the Same Boat is the tale of how the North Sea ferry and her civilian crew ended up on the front line of the Falklands War, playing a key role in the British victory. The exhibition has been developed by veterans of the…

Please Touch object handling session

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 2-4pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to. Free, drop in.

Mini Masterpieces: Painting

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join us to create your own painted masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Animal Magic

Wednesday 15 August 2018, 2pm-4pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Wilberforce loved animals and was a co-founder of the RSPCA. Take inspiration from him and create your own animal mask to take home. Free, drop in

Gallery Talk: A Portrait of Classical Women

Thursday 16 August 2018, 10.30am-11.15am

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics. Free, drop in.

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