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Festival of Archaeology - Hull

Event Starts: 21st July 2018

Event Ends: 21st July 2018

Dig, delve and discover how archaeologists unearth the past at Hull and East Riding Museum.  Get stuck in to craft activities and object handling sessions with fun for all the family.   Explore our amazing collections, sharing the story of Hull and the East Riding from the dinosaurs until the …

Finds ID Day - Hull

Event Starts: 27th July 2018

Event Ends: 27th July 2018

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, and learn how you …

Story Telling Sessions - Hull

Event Starts: 27th July 2018

Event Ends: 27th July 2018

Join us for stories inspired by our Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition, taking us on journeys with animals, through time and maybe even to space!   Suitable for accompanied children age 3 – 11 years.   Free Drop-in. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club - Hull

Event Starts: 28th July 2018

Event Ends: 28th July 2018

Join us at our Museums Quarter for an exciting and unique vintage vehicle rally. The East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club will be taking the opportunity to display up to 30 of their unique and much-loved vehicles. Entry to view the rally is free!

Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection - Hull

Event Starts: 28th April 2018

Event Ends: 29th July 2018

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings the first ever masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck to Hull. The Triple portrait of Charles I, 1635 – 1636, portrays the king seen from three viewpoints. Each portrait is painted with different patterned lace collars and coloured clothing. The unusual format …

Gallery Talk: The Anglo-Saxons - Hull

Event Starts: 31st July 2018

Event Ends: 31st July 2018

Join a member of our collections team in the Anglo-Saxon gallery for a fascinating insight into Early Medieval life in East Yorkshire.   Free, drop in.

Mini Masterpieces: Printing - Hull

Event Starts: 31st July 2018

Event Ends: 31st July 2018

Join us to create your own printed masterpieces  inspired by the artworks in the gallery Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunchtime Talk: Cézanne’s Card Players - Hull

Event Starts: 12th July 2018

Event Ends: 2nd August 2018

These free to attend, 10 minute talks will discuss the work and its relationship to the Card Players series. Drop in to Gallery 8 to meet the Curator.   Free, drop-in

Please Touch object handling session - Hull

Event Starts: 2nd August 2018

Event Ends: 2nd August 2018

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

Vehicle Sun Prints - Hull

Event Starts: 3rd August 2018

Event Ends: 3rd August 2018

Use special natural photographic paper to create an image of a vehicle you’ve designed. Free, drop in.  

Mini Masterpieces: Clay - Hull

Event Starts: 7th August 2018

Event Ends: 7th August 2018

Join us to create your own clay masterpieces  inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Flower Power - Hull

Event Starts: 8th August 2018

Event Ends: 8th August 2018

William Wilberforce used to walk around with flowers in his pocket – take inspiration from the Wilberforce garden and create your own flower. Free, drop in

Gallery Talk: The Anglo-Saxons - Hull

Event Starts: 8th August 2018

Event Ends: 8th August 2018

Join a member of our collections team in the Anglo-Saxon gallery for a fascinating insight into Early Medieval life in East Yorkshire.   Free, drop in.

Time Troopers – Cityscape - Hull

Event Starts: 11th August 2018

Event Ends: 11th August 2018

Design your own 3D city.   Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Free, drop in.

Mini Masterpieces: Painting - Hull

Event Starts: 14th August 2018

Event Ends: 14th August 2018

Join us to create your own painted masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please Touch Object handling Session - Hull

Event Starts: 14th August 2018

Event Ends: 14th August 2018

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

Animal Magic - Hull

Event Starts: 15th August 2018

Event Ends: 15th August 2018

Wilberforce loved animals and was a co-founder of the RSPCA. Take inspiration from him and create your own animal mask to take home. Free, drop in

Gallery Talk: A Portrait of Classical Women - Hull

Event Starts: 16th August 2018

Event Ends: 16th August 2018

Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics.   Free, drop in.

Bizarre Bikes - Hull

Event Starts: 17th August 2018

Event Ends: 17th August 2018

Be inspired by historic bicycles to design your own weird and wonderful cycle! Free, drop in.

Mini Masterpieces: Drawing - Hull

Event Starts: 21st August 2018

Event Ends: 21st August 2018

Join us to create your own drawn masterpieces  inspired by the artworks in the gallery Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gallery Talk: A Portrait of Classical Women - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd August 2018

Event Ends: 22nd August 2018

Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics.   Free, drop in.

Puppet Making - Hull

Event Starts: 25th August 2018

Event Ends: 25th August 2018

Take inspiration from our beautiful Victorian toys on display to create your own puppet.   Free, drop in.

Please Touch Object Handling Session - Hull

Event Starts: 30th August 2018

Event Ends: 30th August 2018

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores.  Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.   Free, drop in.

Cave Painting - Hull

Event Starts: 31st August 2018

Event Ends: 31st August 2018

Help us create a room full of cave paintings using a variety of art materials.   Free, drop in.   Image credit: © MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE/CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PRÉHISTOIRE/NORBERT AUJOULAT  

Time Troopers – Jungle Beats - Hull

Event Starts: 8th September 2018

Event Ends: 8th September 2018

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Make your own African instrument and get down to the beat.   …

Big Bus Day - Hull

Event Starts: 8th September 2018

Event Ends: 8th September 2018

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 of modern and heritage buses, free open top bus tours, face painting, children’s activities, the EYMS brass band …

Cézanne’s Card Players - Hull

Event Starts: 2nd June 2018

Event Ends: 9th September 2018

Following the Courtauld’s magnificent loan of Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe by Manet in 2017, Paul Cézanne’s iconic Card Players, 1892-6, will now visit as part of a sustained national partnership.  Cézanne’s famous series of paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most powerful works and this canvas is …

Käthe Kollwitz Talks - Hull

Event Starts: 16th July 2018

Event Ends: 20th September 2018

Join Exhibitions Officer Claire Longrigg for a 10 minute talk on the exhibition.   Thursday 16 and 30 August, Thursday 6 and 20 September 2018, 1pm-1.10pm   Free Drop-in   Image credit: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Self-portrait with hand against cheek, before July 1906, ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Finds ID Day - Hull

Event Starts: 21st September 2018

Event Ends: 21st September 2018

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, and learn how you …

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz - Hull

Event Starts: 30th June 2018

Event Ends: 30th September 2018

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz features 36 works from the British Museum’s collection, and two works from a private lender. The exhibition explores the work of Kollwitz through her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess and intelligence, and above all, her humanity. …

Time Troopers: Night Lights - Hull

Event Starts: 13th October 2018

Event Ends: 13th October 2018

Make your very own paper lantern.   Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Free, drop in.

Time Troopers – Pop up Castle - Hull

Event Starts: 10th November 2018

Event Ends: 10th November 2018

Come along and make your own 3D pop up castle.   Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Free, …

Finds ID Day - Hull

Event Starts: 30th November 2018

Event Ends: 30th November 2018

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, and learn how …

Time Troopers – It’s a Cracker - Hull

Event Starts: 8th December 2018

Event Ends: 8th December 2018

Come along and make your own Christmas cracker, put it on the tree for all to see.   Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for …

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection - Hull

Event Starts: 17th March 2018

Event Ends: 31st December 2018

Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest. At the heart of Lorenzetti’s masterpiece is an emotional connection suggested between the three figures represented as if engaged in a ‘silent …