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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


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…

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…

2017 Open Exhibition

13 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,…

Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

Friday 13 January - Sunday 23 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,…

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: Nervous System

Saturday 21 January - Monday 1 May 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Five Francis Bacon masterpieces 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 Diego Velazquez's 17th-century…

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Monday 20 February, and then every Tuesday from 28 February, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

For mini artists, explore texture, light, shape and colour each week through toys, song, materials and movement. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free, Drop in

Hieroglyphics: An Egyptian Writing Class - Workshop for Children

Saturday 25 February 2017, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Hands on History Museum

What are hieroglyphics? How were they used in Ancient Egypt? Discover their magical power by becoming a scribe and using real papyrus to create your own piece of ancienthieroglyphic writing. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. £5 per child, Advance Booking Essential To book your…

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