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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…

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…

Community Cafe - Older Peoples' Activity

Friday 30 June 2017, 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

Weeping Window

Saturday 25 March - Sunday 14 May 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Weeping Window will open at Hull Maritime Museum between mid April and mid May 2017 specially presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a…

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…

Medieval Hull Gallery Tour

Thursday 20 April, Thursday 18 May, Thursday 1 June 2017, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Join the curators for a tour through the fascinating medieval galleries at the Hull and East Riding Museum. Focusing on key objects, this tour will bring to life the people of medieval Hull; who they were, how they lived, and what they believed. Free, Drop…

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…

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