Be inspired this half term at Hull Museums

We’ve got some fantastic events taking place at our museums and gallery this half term…

Sweet Shop

Monday 29 October
Streetlife Museum
What would your dream sweet look like? Chocolate or toffee, nuts or nougat? Take inspiration from our old fashioned sweet shop to design your own box of sweets!
Free, drop-in.

Creepy Crawlies

30th October 1pm – 3pm
Hull and East Riding Museum
We might know them as Creepy Crawlies but insects and spiders aren’t all that scary – why not come meet a few from the collections at Hull Museums and let them inspire you to make your own really creepy crawly for Halloween.
Free, drop-in

Mini Masterpieces: Mixed Media

Tuesday 30th October, 10am-11.30am
Ferens Art Gallery
Join us to create mixed media masterpieces inspired by the work of Ian McKeever. Build up layers of paper and paint to create your own artwork to take home and help us create some larger pieces together.
Suitable for children aged 5 and under.
£1.50 per child, pay on the day. Drop-in.

Collage Creations

Wednesday 31 October, 10am-12pm
Ferens Art Gallery
Drop-in to this collage workshop to create your own layered masterpiece. You’ll be free to use a mix of creative materials to explore light, shape and transparency, inspired by the abstract paintings of Ian McKeever. Get creative and have fun making your own 2D work of art.
Free Drop-in


Wednesday 31 October, 2pm-4pm
Wilberforce House Museum

Taking inspiration from the clocks in Georgian Houses and make a decorative grandfather clock!
Set your time and don’t be late, come to this workshop and have timeless fun!

Free, drop-in

Creatures of the Deep

Thursday 1st November, 2pm – 4pm
Hull and East Riding Museum
Discover the underwater wonderland of East Yorkshire at the time of the dinosaurs. At Hull and East Riding Museum our fossil collections show you some of the plants and creatures that lived on Earth millions of years ago.  Take inspiration from these fossils, unleash your imagination and draw your own creatures of the deep creating your own underwater landscape.
Free, drop-in.

Go Sketch!

Friday 2nd November 2018 1pm-3pm
Hull Maritime Museum
It’s time to pick up a pencil and start sketching! Develop your drawing skills with some handy tips and tricks before heading out into the Museum to sketch some of our weird and wonderful objects. What amazing artwork will you make?

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project.

Free, drop-in.

Ways of Looking - Family Activity Packs

Available during October half term 29 October – 2 November
Pick up a free activity pack to use throughout the Ian McKeever exhibition. Explore the artworks with fresh eyes using a variety of different visual aids. These family activity packs will encourage you to slow down, look closely and use your body to enjoy the abstract artwork of Ian McKeever.
Suitable for families with young children.
Please ask at the front desk for these packs.