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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…

Open Exhibition 2019

2 February - 14 April 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. This year’s exhibition will be selected by John Heffernan,…

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. £1 per child (including drinks for children and grown-ups) 

Finds ID Day

Friday 25 January 2019, 11am-1pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Do you have an archaeological find that you'd like to know more about? Are you a metal detectorist with objects you'd like to record? Come along to our Finds ID Day to meet members of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, find out what your objects are,…

Community Cafe - Older People's Activity

Friday 25 January 2019, 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

"Any Old Rag Bone" exhibition

Friday 2 February - Friday 7 June 2019

Venue: Streetlife Museum

To this day, horse and carts collecting scrap metal are a regular sight on the streets of Hull. The call of “rag bone” can be heard down the ‘tenfoots’ and passages, letting people know to bring out any unwanted goods to be recycled.   This…

Crafty Carts

Monday 18 February 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Carts are used to transport goods and people all over the world. They can take all shapes and sizes. The Sicilian carretta at Streetlife Museum is brightly coloured and was used to transport fruit. The carts were passed down through generations and each added to…

Tales of the Vikings

Tuesday 19 February, 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Storytelling was an important part of Viking life.  The sagas Vikings told, were tales about the gods or great deeds people had done.  Skalds (Viking storytellers) memorised these stories or poems and performed them to groups.  Some skalds would travel to different lands to tell…

Mini Masterpieces: Seascape Marbling

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join us to transform the Studio into an underwater world with you marbled masterpieces. Have a go at marbling with food colouring, vegetable oil and shaving foam and help us create a backdrop of beautiful waves. Be warned, it could get messy! Children must be…

Explore World Music

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 11am-1pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Have a go at playing musical instruments from across the globe with percussionist Donna Smith. Create beautiful sounds with instruments from West Africa, China, the Middle East and South America. Free, booking essential. Most suitable for children aged 5+. Only children need a ticket but…

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