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J.R. Mortimer and the History of Archaeology – Tour - Hull

Event Starts: 27th June 2017

Event Ends: 27th June 2017

This tour will introduce the pioneering Victorian archaeologist John Robert Mortimer and his collection which forms the core collection of the Hull and East Riding Museum. It will explore J.R. Mortimer’s role in the development of archaeology and how his collection came to Hull. Free, Drop in

Future Ferens Tour: Mueck in Focus - Hull

Event Starts: 29th June 2017

Event Ends: 29th June 2017

Join us on this tour to gain a fascinating insight into the stunningly lifelike sculptures of Ron Mueck. An exhibition drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art. Devised and delivered by Future Ferens, a group of 18 – 25 year olds who work with the gallery …

Community Cafe – Older Peoples’ Activity - Hull

Event Starts: 30th June 2017

Event Ends: 30th June 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

The Cabinet of Curious Poems - Hull

Event Starts: 6th July 2017

Event Ends: 6th July 2017

Join performance poet Mark Grist for a sideways look at some of the stranger things in Hull Maritime Museum before penning your own poems inspired by the oddities on display.   This event is free but places are limited. To book your place please click here

Explore the History of Keldgate - East Riding

Event Starts: 3rd March 2017

Event Ends: 7th July 2017

Explore the history of Keldgate in a new exhibition at Beverley Guildhall starting on Friday 3rd March 2017.   This is an excellent opportunity to think about a street you may have never considered before. Keldgate is most definitely more than a route from A to B! It has a …

‘The Children of the Poor’- The Drawings of Edith Farmiloe - East Riding

Event Starts: 6th May 2017

Event Ends: 8th July 2017

This is the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Edith Farmiloe. Between 1895 and 1909, this self-taught artist wrote about and illustrated the lives of children living in her husband’s parish in Soho, and later in South Hackney. Edith’s work demonstrates a natural affinity with children. She shared their …

Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd April 2017

Event Ends: 13th August 2017

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 been shown. This exhibition will …

SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd April 2017

Event Ends: 13th August 2017

Presenting the work of three internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and, in particular, how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate modern day practitioners.   Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s ‘Sea of Hull’ 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the largest …

Open Art 2017 - East Riding

Event Starts: 20th June 2017

Event Ends: 26th August 2017

Goole Museum’s Open Art exhibition is open to amateur or professional artists in Goole and surrounding areas. For any art lovers out there this is a must-see exhibition. Come along and be inspired or just enjoy the art. For some visitors, it will also be a fantastic opportunity to purchase …

Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt - Hull

Event Starts: 1st April 2017

Event Ends: 28th August 2017

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan of a magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is the first ever painting by the artist to visit the city.   ‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, draws attention to Hull’s historic trading links and maritime …

Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 1st April 2017

Event Ends: 28th August 2017

Curated by Invisible Dust, Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea takes place at the Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum, and opens on Saturday 1st April 2017. Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in this major new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists …

Beside the Seaside… - East Riding

Event Starts: 1st July 2017

Event Ends: 10th September 2017

New for summer 2017, an exhibition which celebrates the culture of the good old seaside resort we all know and love: Bridlington! Charting its rise, decline and regeneration for the future, Beside the Seaside is open daily from 1st July until 10th September 2017.

Made in North Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire

Event Starts: 18th February 2017

Event Ends: 10th September 2017

If you think of manufacturing in North Lincolnshire, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Steelworks in Scunthorpe. This most certainly has had a massive impact onto the area throughout its existence. But besides steel, what else was Made In North Lincolnshire?   The Made In …

Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities - Hull

Event Starts: 27th May 2017

Event Ends: 10th September 2017

Have you ever visited a museum and wondered what the story is behind that unicorn horn, or this elephant’s foot?   Now is your chance to discover amazing untruths about the most wonderful and curious artefacts selected from across the whole Hull Museum service and Burton Constable Hall. Exploring a …

Tiger Rags - Hull

Event Starts: 6th July 2017

Event Ends: 2nd October 2017

Telling the story of Hull City’s integral place in Hull culture and its connection to black-and-amber, Les Motherby has curated Tiger Rags to display player-worn kits and memorabilia spanning the club’s 110 year history, celebrating football’s unique ability to bring together people from all backgrounds.   Former players will decribe …

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 …

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.