Summer Programme at Hull Museums

Summer at Hull Museums

Exhibitions

Ferens Open Exhibition 2021

Saturday 24 July - Sunday 3 October 2021

Ferens Art Gallery

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork.

This year’s exhibition has been selected by Colin Gray, Artist/Photographer and Filmmaker, Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator, Arts Council Collection, and Kofi Smiles, Breakfast Presenter, BBC Radio Humberside. Visitors can expect to see a fascinating array of artwork including impressive paintings, photography and textiles, as well as a number of striking sculptures and ceramics, most of which are for sale.

Free, drop-in.

Pride in our City Exhibition

Saturday 14 August - Sunday 5 December 2021

Ferens Art Gallery

Pride in Our City explores Hull’s LGBTQ+ history and documents people’s experiences of being part of LGBTQ+ communities in the city. Through direct work with local communities, the exhibition reveals new narratives whilst encouraging you to get thinking and chatting about identity, gender, and sexuality. Discover real conversations and new interpretations to enable you to experience the collections through a queer lens.

Free, drop-in.

 

Freedom Festival

Squidsoup: Where There Is Light

Friday 20 August - Sunday 5 September 2021

Ferens Art Gallery

Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Where is light in our lives, in ourselves, in others and in the world around us. 

Where There Is Light is an immersive sound and light installation sharing the voices and stories of sanctuary seeking communities from across the country. It asks questions about where we find light in our lives, in ourselves, in others and in the world around us.

The soundscape draws on a series of interviews that took place online during lockdown bringing people together.

With the pandemic continuing to impact our daily lives we hope to start to rebuild, reconnect and transform how communities connect in a time of isolation and loneliness. Where There is Light offers a beautiful moment, a break in people’s day to day lives, a space to look outside of themselves, to come together and share a sense of connection and hope.

Free - BOOK TICKETS

 

5000 Miles - presented by Ithaca

Wednesday 25 August - Sunday 5 September 2021

Wilberforce House Garden

Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

5,000 miles is an immersive 360-degree audio experience that transports you to another place through the evocative sounds of another country and culture.

Listen as your world changes around you through a soundscape created using spatial audio technology and ambisonic 3D recording.

The installation is a ten minute audio experience that takes in the sounds of six different locations in Taiwan and Thailand, as local people describe their feelings about the places that you are listening to.

Free - BOOK TICKETS

 

 

 

Take Part – Activities to do on your visit or at home

 

Medieval High Street Trail

Available from Saturday 1 August

Hull and East Riding Museum

Explore what life was like in medieval Hull in this fun trail that guides you down High Street and the boardwalk by the River Hull to discover some of the amazing medieval artefacts which have been found in the area. 

Collect a FREE copy of the trail from the front desk of the Hull and East Riding Museum.

Suitable for: Family Friendly
 

Sensory Garden Trail

Mid-August

Museums Quarter Garden

Have fun exploring the beautiful gardens in the Museums Quarter with your senses in our brand new family trail.

In addition to this, every sets of binoculars and magnifying glasses can be borrowed from the Streetlife Museum and Hull and East Riding Museum front desks to allow you to explore the plants and wildlife in the garden in closer detail.

Pride in Our City  Art Trail

Throughout Summer

Ferens Art Gallery

Follow the brand-new LGBTQ+ trail through the Ferens Art Gallery and experience the collection through a queer lens! The trail highlights queer narratives in the gallery’s collection and will invite you to consider key themes and histories, to get you thinking and chatting about art, identity, gender, and sexuality. From Hercules to Joan of Arc, and from Rosa Bonheur to the two Roberts, you can explore them all via a brand-new trail which shares LGBTQ+ narratives not previously told in the gallery’s displays.

Free, drop-in.

Ferens Favourites

Throughout Summer

Ferens Art Gallery

Visit Ferens Art Gallery this summer and vote for your favourite artwork from the gallery and tell us why you love it, to have the chance to see your response displayed in the gallery or online.

Hull Yorkshire’s Maritime City Tours

Monday and Wednesdays from 2 August to 6 September, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Museums Quarter Gardens, High Street

Support our volunteers ahead of their Institute of White Badge Guiding White Badge exams.

These free tours showcase Hull’s maritime heritage and take in the current and future Hull Yorkshire’s Maritime City project sites

Find out more at https://maritimehull.co.uk/whats-happening/news/volunteers-deliver-guide...

Suitable for: Everyone welcome (families with older children)

Free, BOOK TICKETS

A small number of places may be available on the day on a walk up basis only

 

 

Take Part - Things to see when you visit

 

Kraken

Friday 6 August - Thursday 26 August

Hull City Centre

The Kraken has awoken!

Spot its tentacles and nest of eggs spread around the city centre. Grab a map and a comic from Kraken HQ at Queen Victoria Square, the Pod at the Interchange and the Museums Quarter. Spot maritime characters, huge puppets and theatrical performances along the route. Have a Kraken time!

Suitable for: Everyone

Free, drop-in

Maritime Monsters!

Saturday 21 August, 11am-3pm

Museums Quarter Garden

Join the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City team for a day of monster themed maritime fun. Make a clay sea monster, watch live theatre performances from Theatre on the Edge and listen to the rousing sounds of folk band Spare Hands playing live in the gardens. There’s also a trail around the Hull & East Riding Museum to keep you busy. Join in the fun!

Suitable for: Family Friendly

Free, drop in.

 

Slavery Remembrance Day

Monday 23 August 2021, 1pm-2.30pm

Museums Quarter Gardens

Hull Afro Caribbean Association will hold their annual commemoration event to remember those who lost their lived to Transatlantic Slavery in the museums quarter gardens.

Taking part is by invitation only but museum visitors are welcome to watch their ceremony and performance.

Suitable for: Everyone Welcome

 

Museums on the Move

We love to get out and about. This summer you can find us at the following events around Hull

 

Play Day

Wednesday 4 August, 11am-3pm

Queens Gardens

Join the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City team to find out more about the exciting transformation happening right now to the city’s maritime sites. Grab some giveaways and see some amazing museum objects.

Visit us at our stall to vote for your favourite artwork from the Ferens Art Gallery and tell us why you love it, to have the chance to see your response displayed in the gallery or online. Watch a live artist demonstration inspired by some of the artworks in our collection and learn some fun and effective drawing techniques.

Suitable for: Family Friendly

Free, drop-in.

Play Day

Wednesday 25 August, 11am-3pm

Pearson Park

Visit us at our stall to vote for your favourite artwork from the Ferens Art Gallery and tell us why you love it, to have the chance to see your response displayed in the gallery or online. Watch a live artist demonstration inspired by some of the artworks in our collection and learn some fun and effective drawing techniques.

Join the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City team to find out more about the exciting transformation happening right now to the city’s maritime sites. Grab some giveaways and see some amazing museum objects.

Suitable for: Family Friendly

Free, drop-in.

Digital

Magical Museums Summer Family Activity Pack

Explore art, archaeology, Hull’s maritime history, gardens and nature with this FREE downloadable activity booklet packed full of exciting family activities inspired by the amazing objects and artworks at Hull Museums and Ferens Art Gallery. Download your free copy here 

2021 Open Exhibition

Saturday 27 July – Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Enjoy all the amazing artwork in this year’s Open exhibition from the comfort of your own home by taking a virtual tour: www.ferensopen.co.uk

Free - online