Hull museums February half term

Explore at Hull Museums this February Half Term 

Monday 18 February, 1pm-3pm

Streetlife Museum

Crafty Carts

Carts are used to transport goods and people all over the world. They can take all shapes and sizes. The Sicilian carretta at Streetlife Museum is brightly coloured and was used to transport fruit. The carts were passed down through generations and each added to the decoration! What kind of cart will you craft? Colourful or plain? Two wheels or four?

Free, drop-in

Tuesday 19 February, 10am-11.30am

Ferens Art Gallery

Mini Masterpieces: Seascape Marbling

Join us to transform the Studio into an underwater world with you marbled masterpieces. 

Have a go at marbling with food colouring, vegetable oil and shaving foam and help us create a backdrop of beautiful waves. 

Be warned, it could get messy! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. £1.50 per child, pay on the door. Designed for under 5s and families.

Tuesday 19 February, 1pm-3pm

Hull & East Riding Museum

Tales of the Vikings

Storytelling was an important part of Viking life.  The sagas Vikings told, were tales about the gods or great deeds people had done.  Skalds (Viking storytellers) memorised these stories or poems and performed them to groups.  Some skalds would travel to different lands to tell their stories and bring news.  At Hull and East Riding Museum, we invite you to join some visiting Viking skalds and hear their tales from the Norse lands.

Free, drop-in.

Wednesday 20 February, 11am-1pm

Wilberforce House Museum

Explore World Music

Have a go at playing musical instruments from across the globe with percussionist Donna Smith. 

Create beautiful sounds with instruments from West Africa, China, the Middle East and South America. 

Most suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Free, booking essential. Book your place through Eventbrite or call 01482 614290.

Thursday 21 February, 1pm-3pm

Hull & East Riding Museum

Viking Voyagers

Vikings are well known as fearless warriors and raiders. They were also excellent sailors who travelled the seas: voyagers exploring new lands.  They sailed in large wooden longships which were often decorated to strike fear into their enemies.  Come along to this session where you can create your own Viking longship from our craft materials.

Free, drop-in.

Friday 22 February, 10am-12noon

Ferens Art Gallery

Dutch Fish Market

Be inspired by 'The Fish Market' painting and design your own fish collage.  

Free, drop-in.

Saturday 23 February, 1pm-2.30pm

Hands on History Museum

Become a Nature Explorer

The Hands on History Museum’s collection contains a large number of old lantern slides which show pictures of trees, birds, eggs, animals, insects, fossils and much more. In the past, natural historians took these photographs to document the natural world around them. Have a look at some of these old photographs for inspiration before drawing your own favourite animal or nature scene and creating a decorated frame to display your image.

Free, drop-in.

Sunday 24 February, 1pm-3pm

Maritime Museum

Voyage to the Arctic 

Brave stormy Arctic seas as we go on a voyage to the Arctic. Take a close look at some amazing artefacts in order to find out about the dangers that polar explorers and Hull whalers faced, before having a go at creating your very own whale bone scrimshaw to take home with you.

Free, drop-in.