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Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 18th August 2017

Event Ends: 18th August 2017

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628455670

Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 18th August 2017

Event Ends: 18th August 2017

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628460685

Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Event Starts: 19th August 2017

Event Ends: 19th August 2017

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has …

Have a Field Day - East Riding

Event Starts: 21st August 2017

Event Ends: 21st August 2017

‘Have a Field Day’ on Monday 21st August, 11am – 2pm, in Goole’s West Park. Come and do your dirty laundry in public with Goole Museum and have a go at washing the old fashioned way! This is a free event for children and families in our local area.

Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Event Starts: 21st August 2017

Event Ends: 21st August 2017

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has …

Mini Masterpieces: Painting with Natural Materials - Hull

Event Starts: 22nd August 2017

Event Ends: 22nd August 2017

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help is create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

Curious Creations - Hull

Event Starts: 23rd August 2017

Event Ends: 23rd August 2017

Join our artist and create a range of drawings inspired by some of the more weird and wonderful objects in our collections. Make sketches directly from museum displays and translate these into large scale artworks or make smaller more detailed drawings from the specimens and objects you can examine up …

Julian Richards: A Life in Ruins - Hull

Event Starts: 24th August 2017

Event Ends: 24th August 2017

Julian Richards will explore his long and varied career in archaeology, from his first shovelling lessons to exploring Stonehenge via a spell at the BBC and the joys of chemical toilets.   Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster, perhaps best known for his BBC series ‘Meet the Ancestors’. …

Dinosaur Junk Modelling - Hull

Event Starts: 24th August 2017

Event Ends: 24th August 2017

Raaarh! Create junk-model scales and fins to wear and become dinosaurs.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under   Free, drop in

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 …

Red Earth and Blue Water: Studies of Indian Life by Susan Beaulah - East Riding

Event Starts: 1st July 2017

Event Ends: 26th August 2017

Susan Beaulah has been painting and exhibiting regularly since the 1980s in both watercolour and oil. Lately, her vibrant and colourful works have been produced mainly in India, from Rajasthan in the north to Kerala in the south. Free entry. This exhibition is located at the Beverley Art Gallery at …

The Sea: A family Activity - Hull

Event Starts: 26th August 2017

Event Ends: 26th August 2017

Find out more about life at home and sea through a range of engaging family activity, including story-telling, craft activities and live sea shanties.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, drop in.

Interrogating Identity with Hack and Host - Hull

Event Starts: 26th August 2017

Event Ends: 26th August 2017

Join Hack and Host, Hull based art collective, for an interactive discussion on the role of identity in visual art. You will take part in a series of activities which investigate identity, artists, and audiences. How do artists explore identity? Be inspired by previous Turner Prize nominees such as Gillian …

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 …

Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

Event Starts: 29th August 2017

Event Ends: 29th August 2017

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   Free, Drop In

Please Touch: The History of Archaeology - Hull

Event Starts: 31st August 2017

Event Ends: 31st August 2017

Join us in the Prehistory Gallery for an object handling session with a focus on J R Mortimer and the origins of archaeology.   Free, drop in.

Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Event Starts: 1st September 2017

Event Ends: 1st September 2017

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has …

Object Handling: Remembering William Wilberforce - Hull

Event Starts: 5th September 2017

Event Ends: 5th September 2017

Join us for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum collections and enjoy the chance to look at our objects up close. Ask us the questions you’ve never had chance to ask us before.   Free ticketed event, advance booking essential.   To book your free place, please …

Turner Prize Nominees and Winners at the Ferens - Hull

Event Starts: 7th September 2017

Event Ends: 7th September 2017

Later in the year the Ferens will host the prestigious Turner Prize.   Get ready with this fascinating talk exploring the previous Turner Prize nominees and winners already represented in the gallery’s permanent collections.   This event will feature British Sign Language interpretation.   Free Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential …

Francis Bacon: An Intimate Portrait - Hull

Event Starts: 7th September 2017

Event Ends: 7th September 2017

We are pleased to welcome Michael Peppiatt, a close friend and confidant of Francis Bacon, to the Ferens Art Gallery this season. At the age of 21, Peppiatt was introduced to Francis Bacon, where he maintained a relationship with him for 30 years. During this time, he gained insight into the …

Tales of the Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 7th September 2017

Event Ends: 7th September 2017

Highlighting Simon Sharp’s work in the Common Foe exhibition, celebrated local authors Brian Lavery and Jes Parkin present an even exploring Hull’s fishing heritage and what it means to the city, through a series of readings complemented by live music. Free, Ticketed Event Book Tickets 

Big Bus Day - Hull

Event Starts: 9th September 2017

Event Ends: 9th September 2017

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 …

Time Troopers – Rock to the Beat - Hull

Event Starts: 9th September 2017

Event Ends: 9th September 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.   Make your own funky guitar at the Ferens Art Gallery

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 …

Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

Event Starts: 12th September 2017

Event Ends: 12th September 2017

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   Free, Drop In

Dr Douglas Hamilton: Britain and its Empire in the Age of Wilberforce - Hull

Event Starts: 14th September 2017

Event Ends: 14th September 2017

Join us for an interesting talk on the British Empire in the age of Hull’s most famous son, William Wilberforce, with Dr Douglas Hamilton. Dr Hamilton specialises in the history of the 18th-century British Atlantic World, with a particular focus on the Caribbean. Join us for what promises to be …

‘Morning Campers!’ - East Riding

Event Starts: 15th July 2017

Event Ends: 16th September 2017

This nostalgic, touring exhibition explores the history of the British Holiday Camp. The first Holiday Camp appeared in 1894 on the Isle of Man; however, it was in the 1930s that Billy Butlin launched the concept of the holiday camp in a gigantic way. The concept grew rapidly after the Second …

The Trip: Going to Sea - Hull

Event Starts: 16th September 2017

Event Ends: 16th September 2017

Traditions and superstitions surrounding ‘The Trip’ – going to and returning from sea – are explored during this family oriented day that will include voices from fishermen themselves, crafts, live music and story-telling.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, drop in.

Wilberforce House Speaks: Campaign & Resistance - Hull

Event Starts: 17th September 2017

Event Ends: 17th September 2017

Wilberforce and his achievements are brought to life through a series of re-enactments throughout the house, allowing you to gain a true insight into the slave-trade abolishonist and his unwavering commitment to his mission.   Free, drop in.

Walking in Wilberforce’s Footsteps – Wilberforce House Tour - Hull

Event Starts: 19th September 2017

Event Ends: 19th September 2017

Join us on this short tour of Wilberforce House Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating building. With a history spanning over four hundred years, learn about some of the house’s residents and their stories, as well as its more recent history as one of the world’s leading …

Relaxed Opening at Hull Maritime Museum - Hull

Event Starts: 21st September 2017

Event Ends: 21st September 2017

Join us for a relaxed opening at the Hull Maritime Museum, where a welcoming member of staff will be there to help you to make the most out of your visit. Areas of the museum will be signposted to let you know what you can see and expect around the …

John Conolly: Trawlertown - Hull

Event Starts: 24th September 2017

Event Ends: 24th September 2017

Join folk singer and poet John Conolly of Fiddler’s Green fame for an afternoon of songs, readings and poems. John will be performing pieces from ‘Trawlertown’, his album released in 2000, which tells the tales of deep sea fishing communities, looking at the stories of those living and working alongside …

The Iron Age Wolds – Gallery Talk - Hull

Event Starts: 28th September 2017

Event Ends: 28th September 2017

Based in the Celtic World Gallery, join our curators as we explore the Iron Age collections. Get an insight into Prehistoric life through the exciting objects on display.   Free, drop in.

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 …

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 …

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.