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Object Handling at Hull Maritime Museum

Every Thursday

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Suitable for all ages, no booking necessary. 12.30 - 2.30 pm. Look out for the hands on desk where our volunteers will help you investiage objects from our handling collection. The topic this summer is whaling. Objects include a massive vertebra from a whale's back bone…

Yorkshire Ones in the Antarctic

During museum opening hours until 31 October 2015

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Community exhibition by a group of local artists in textiles ceramics and precious metals who take inspiration from the Antarctic and the heroic age of exploration. This exhibition marks a hundred years since Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition and the epic struggle for survival faced by the…

Friends Choice Exhibition

Saturday 16 May - Monday 31 August 2015

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Gallery 7 Over twenty hidden gems from the Ferens’ permanent collection have been chosen by members of the Friends of the FerensArtGallery for a new display.  Many of the works have not had an airing for over a decade. The Friends organisation was established in…

Pirates & Privateers Exhibition

Saturday 4 July to Sunday 27 September 2015

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

This family friendly exhibition explores our fascination with pirates and their roots in our past.  Exciting loans will include Johnny Depp’s costume from The Pirates of the Caribbean film, Aardman animation figures and genuine weapons of the time.  Plus, your chance to find out what…

Time Troopers: Tommy the Turtle

Saturday 12 September 2015, 11am - 1pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Make your own Tommy Turtle.

Big Bus Day 2015

Saturday 19 September

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Big Bus Day, Saturday 19 September. In partnership with East Yorkshire Motor Services. This family fun day has become one of the most popular dates in our museum calendar, and for good reason! The day includes a chance to go on board a wide selection…

Fabulous Finds

Friday 25 September 2015, 11am - 1pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Bring your archaeological finds to the museum for identification. Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme - the nationwide project to record our shared archaeological heritage.

Time Troopers: Traditional African Dwelling

Saturday 10 October 2015, 11am - 1pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Build your own interpretation of a traditional African dwelling.

Fun Day with Nick Sharratt

Saturday 17 October 2015, 10am - 4pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Book signing and craft activities Meet Nick Sharratt and ask him to sign your favourite book in the Anti Room.  Explore the exhibition, take part in a drawing activity and make your own Sharratt inspired badge in the Court Room.  Suitable for all ages Drop-in.…

Exhibition: Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt

Saturday 17 October 2015 - Sunday 10 January 2016

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

This is a new exhibition focusing on the world-renowned children’s illustrator and author, Nick Sharratt.  It brings to life his colourful world of instantly recognisable characters.  His distinctive illustrations have captured the imagination of children across the globe, depicting characters from books including The 100 Mile An…