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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,…

Junior Open Exhibition 2018

1 December 2018 - 20 January 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

If you know someone aged 15 and under who is a budding artist, why not encourage them to enter our Junior Open Exhibition? The competition is free to enter and selected works are displayed at Ferens Art Gallery between Saturday 1 December 2018 and Sunday 20 January 2019. A…

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

17 March - ongoing

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

***This exhibition is currently temporarily closed while essential maintenance takes place in Gallery 11. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.*** A project linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017,…

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…

Crossing Borders

3 September 2018 - 6 January 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Our latest exhibition, Crossing Borders, invites viewers to consider the politics of citizenship and national identity within the context of British 20th Century art. The exhibition features the work of British migrant artists who, by choice or necessity, crossed borders to live, work and often…

Conservation in Action

Wednesday 12 & 26 September, 10 & 24 October, 7 & 21 November and 5 & 19 December 2018, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

On Conservation in Action open afternoons chat to our volunteers about the work the conservation team are undertaking and take a look behind the scenes at our hands on care of collections. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime…

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) 

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am (Term Time Only)

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

Portraits at Sea

Saturday 22 September - Sunday 16 December 2018

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

The characters and stories of Hull’s seafarers are brought to life in this exhibition of portraits by Dan Llywelyn Hall. During 2017 – Hull’s City of Culture year Dan had numerous sittings with the men who shaped the seafaring industry. Although based in the Merchant…

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