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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Leviathan - Hull

Event Starts: 23rd October 2017

Event Ends: 23rd October 2017

From the directors of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts, Leviathan is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick- the …

Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Local History Night - Hull

Event Starts: 24th October 2017

Event Ends: 24th October 2017

Tuesday night is local history night at the Maritime Museum with special screenings of archive film relating to Hull’s maritime past including ‘The Port of Hull’ (1963) from the British Film Institute and, as part of the Yorkshire Film Archive’s ‘Hull on Film’ project, an opportunity to see the recently …

Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: March of the Penguins - Hull

Event Starts: 25th October 2017

Event Ends: 25th October 2017

Every year, thousands of emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk – marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking …

Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: In the Heart of the Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 26th October 2017

Event Ends: 26th October 2017

In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, …

Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Jaws - Hull

Event Starts: 27th October 2017

Event Ends: 27th October 2017

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. It is a classic!   Ticketed event, advanced …

Community Cafe – Older People’s Activity - Hull

Event Starts: 27th October 2017

Event Ends: 27th October 2017

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

Under the Sea – Sensory Play and Songs for Babies - Hull

Event Starts: 27th October 2017

Event Ends: 27th October 2017

Join us for songs from the sea in a sensory maritime environment.   Suitable for 0-13 months and their grown-ups.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

Under the Sea – Sensory Play and Songs for Babies - Hull

Event Starts: 27th October 2017

Event Ends: 27th October 2017

Join us for songs from the sea in a sensory maritime environment.   Suitable for 0-13 months and their grown-ups.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

Hull History Centre’s Big Doodle - Hull

Event Starts: 30th October 2017

Event Ends: 30th October 2017

Join us for a day of doodles. Taking inspiration from our Doodles and Drawings exhibition, go crazy with the crayons, freak out with felt tips or get precise with a pencil to create doodles big and small.   Free, Drop In

Please Touch: Romans - Hull

Event Starts: 31st October 2017

Event Ends: 31st October 2017

Come and join our curators in the Roman Gallery, where we’ll be talking about Roman culture and giving you the opportunity to handle some of our objects. Explore our collections and ask us the questions you’ve always wondered about!   Free, Drop In

‘Big Draw’ does Turner & the Whale - Hull

Event Starts: 31st October 2017

Event Ends: 31st October 2017

Take inspiration from the work of one the world’s most revered landscape painters, JMW Turner, as you begin an amazing journey into the world of drawing! Explore Hull Maritime Museum’s whaling, scrimshaw and art collections before creating your own Turner & The Whale inspired drawings.   Free, Drop In

Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Event Starts: 2nd November 2017

Event Ends: 2nd November 2017

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free. Advance booking essential.   To book your place …

Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Event Starts: 2nd November 2017

Event Ends: 2nd November 2017

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   free. Advance booking essential To book your place call …

Whale Tales - Hull

Event Starts: 3rd November 2017

Event Ends: 3rd November 2017

Let us take you on a storytelling journey to discover the many tales of the whale.   Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their adults.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

Whale tales - Hull

Event Starts: 3rd November 2017

Event Ends: 3rd November 2017

Let us take you on a storytelling journey to discover the many tales of the whale.   Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their adults.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

History Makers – Doodles and Drawings - Hull

Event Starts: 4th November 2017

Event Ends: 4th November 2017

Be inspired by archives to doodle or draw a masterpiece! Then turn your doodle into a Lego work of art.   Free, Drop In

Gallery Talk: Roman Mosaics - Hull

Event Starts: 9th November 2017

Event Ends: 9th November 2017

Join our curator to explore the fascinating Roman mosaics in Hull and East Riding Museum. Discover more about where they come from, how they were made, and what stories they tell.   BSL interpreted.   Free, Drop In

Time Troopers – In the Frame - Hull

Event Starts: 11th November 2017

Event Ends: 11th November 2017

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.   Join us at the Ferens Art Gallery to make a cool magnetic …

Dave Evans: The nature of Romano-British settlement & activity in East Yorkshire - Hull

Event Starts: 11th November 2017

Event Ends: 11th November 2017

In this fascinating talk Dave Evans former City Archaeologist for Hull, will explore some of the discoveries from the last 20 years along with the results of recent archaeological investigations of the Romano-British period from Hull and the surrounding area of East Riding.   BSL interpreted   Free, Ticketed Event …

Glimpses of History from Above - East Riding

Event Starts: 14th July 2017

Event Ends: 17th November 2017

Have you ever wondered “what’s behind that wall?” or “where did the Walker Beck run?” Well now is your chance to find out in a new exhibition at the Beverley Guildhall, “Glimpses of History from Above”. This exhibition of aerial photographs of Beverley takes a different perspective and explores the …

Marbling on paper - Hull

Event Starts: 17th November 2017

Event Ends: 17th November 2017

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

Marbling on Paper - Hull

Event Starts: 17th November 2017

Event Ends: 17th November 2017

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

Dom Heffer: Doodles & Drawing Talk - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd November 2017

Event Ends: 22nd November 2017

Join artist Dom Heffer for an insight into how drawing informs his practice. Dom’s work has been described as “combining a feeling of urgency with a sense of great deliberation”. Dom will speak about his use of doodling and more freeform drawing, as well as considered and deliberate drawing before …

Dom Heffer: Doodles & Drawing Workshop - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd November 2017

Event Ends: 22nd November 2017

Join artist Dom Heffer to explore experimental approaches to drawing. No still life here, just lots of ideas, imagination and freedom.   Open your mind and create!   Free, Ticketed event, advanced booking essential BOOK TICKETS

Heather Lane – The Story of Sedna: sea mammals in Inuit art and legend - Hull

Event Starts: 23rd November 2017

Event Ends: 23rd November 2017

Heather Lane is an independent curator and cultural heritage consultant. She developed an interest in Inuit art during ten years working as Librarian and Keeper of Collections at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. She has travelled extensively in the Arctic and has curated several exhibitions in the …

Community Cafe – Christmas - Hull

Event Starts: 24th November 2017

Event Ends: 24th November 2017

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. This month’s Community Café has a Christmas theme with carol singing, festive music and craft activities!

Finds ID Day – in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme - Hull

Event Starts: 24th November 2017

Event Ends: 24th November 2017

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

Please Touch: Victorian Archaeologists - Hull

Event Starts: 25th November 2017

Event Ends: 25th November 2017

If you’re visiting The Magic of Christmas, why not pop into Hull and East Riding Museum to meet our very own Victorian archaeologists? Learn about museums and archaeology 100 years ago, and handle some of our Prehistoric objects.   The object handling session will takeplace 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm   Free, …

Magic of Christmas - Hull

Event Starts: 25th November 2017

Event Ends: 25th November 2017

Experience the magic of Christmas past and present at Hull Museums. Explore a festive wonderland brimming with exciting activities for the whole family before entering an enchanted Victorian world of Christmas at the Streetlife Museum. Free, Drop In

Lark Rise - East Riding

Event Starts: 16th September 2017

Event Ends: 26th November 2017

Lark Rise is an exhibition of a recent set of new interpretative illustrations to the now classic work of English rural life Lark Rise to Candleford by wood engraver artist Sue Scullard together with a series of contemporary photographs (c1880-1910), newly printed from the originals. Additional material pertaining to the …

Letter Press Printing - Hull

Event Starts: 28th November 2017

Event Ends: 28th November 2017

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

Letter Press Printing - Hull

Event Starts: 28th November 2017

Event Ends: 28th November 2017

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, …

Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Event Starts: 6th December 2017

Event Ends: 6th December 2017

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advance booking essential.   To book your place …

Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Event Starts: 6th December 2017

Event Ends: 6th December 2017

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place …

Professor Martin Millett: Romans on the Wolds – excavations and fieldwork at Thwing - Hull

Event Starts: 9th December 2017

Event Ends: 9th December 2017

Martin John Millett is Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. His recent survey and excavations at Thwing in East Yorkshire, have explored parts of a Roman farming settlement. This work provides interesting new insights into the history of …

Curating Turner & The Whale: An Exhibition Tour - Hull

Event Starts: 14th December 2017

Event Ends: 14th December 2017

Gain an in-depth understanding of the current The Turner & Whale exhibition, with a tour by one of its co-curators Martha Cattell.   BSL interpreted.   Free, Drop In

Martha Cattell: The research and collections behind Turner & The Whale - Hull

Event Starts: 14th December 2017

Event Ends: 14th December 2017

This talk provides a unique opportunity to hear about the research behind the Turner & the Whale exhibition with co-curator Martha Cattell. Martha is currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of York, exploring the visual and material culture of whaling working specifically with the Hull …

The Art Club – Every Monday - Hull

Event Starts: 9th October 2017

Event Ends: 18th December 2017

Join Artist Bill Brown for this weekly informal art workshop in the beautiful setting of Wilberforce House Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new tricks and tips whilst working on their own project each week.   £4 per person, payable on the day – (participants must provide their …

Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist - Hull

Event Starts: 13th January 2017

Event Ends: 31st December 2017

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 will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in its newly refurbished …

Transport Tots – (Term time only) - Hull

Event Starts: 23rd September 2016

Event Ends: 31st December 2017

Every Monday, 10am-11.30am (Term time only) For all those Under 5s with cars, trains and planes on the brain! All your Transport Tots favourites (free play with toys, books, puzzles and baby corner) plus a welcome song, craft activity, story and opportunity to explore on our transport theme of the …

Object Handling - Hull

Event Starts: 23rd September 2016

Event Ends: 31st December 2017

Every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm 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 ages.

Turner and the Whale - Hull

Event Starts: 7th October 2017

Event Ends: 7th January 2018

An exhibition that unites Hull’s own whaling collections with works from JMW Turner, Turner & The Whale offers unique insight into Hull’s finest artists and the artistic mind of one of the art world’s most revered landscape painters.   On loan from the Tate’s national collection, Turner’s three rare whaling scenes and one …