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Finds ID Day - Hull

Event Starts: 25th May 2018

Event Ends: 25th May 2018

Have you found a fossil or an old coin and want to know more about it? Bring your archaeological finds along to our finds day event to discover more about them and have them identified.   Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme   Free, Drop in

Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley - Hull

Event Starts: 3rd March 2018

Event Ends: 3rd June 2018

The Enduring Eye presents Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew.   100 years after the epic expedition, Hurley’s photographs remain one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. Scanned at the highest resolution from the Royal …

Time Troopers: Ollie the Owl - Hull

Event Starts: 9th June 2018

Event Ends: 9th June 2018

Make your own feathery Ollie the owl.   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.

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co - Hull

Event Starts: 12th May 2018

Event Ends: 29th June 2018

Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition will go behind the scenes …

Italian Connections Exhibition - Hull

Event Starts: 24th February 2018

Event Ends: 1st July 2018

Italian Connections explores the links between Hull and Italy – from medieval trade, the reformation and subjugation of Catholics, the First World War as allies and the Second World War as the enemy, POWs, the tragedy of the Arandora Star and the immigration of Italians to Hull between 1830s and …

Time Troopers — Tommy the Turtle - Hull

Event Starts: 14th July 2018

Event Ends: 14th July 2018

Make your own Tommy Turtle.   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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …