Hull Museums have got several things going on in the Easter 2019 school holidays:
Pinhole Cameras, Streetlife Museum – Monday 8th April, 1-3pm: Street photography has been used to capture the faces of Hull’s Rag and Bone men, on display in the Any Old Rag Bone exhibition. Learn how to make the earliest type of camera, a pinhole camera, and be inspired to go outside and take photographs! Free, drop-in.
Face to Face, Wilberforce House Museum – Tuesday 9th April, 1-3pm: Create a portrait of yourself through collage and art materials and add it to our bigger collaborative art piece, showing us the face of Hull. Free, drop-in.
Boat Builders, Maritime Museum – Wednesday 10th April, 1-3pm: Discover the stories of the amazing men and women who worked in Hull’s maritime industries. Find out what it was like to be a fisherman before building your own fishing boat. Free, drop-in.
Screenings of Steptoe and Son, ‘The Offer’ (1962), Streetlife Museum – Friday 12th April, 11am, 1pm & 3pm: Classic British sitcom Steptoe and Son aired on the BBC in the 1960s and 1970s. The father-and-son Rag and Bone pair entertained millions with their escapades and misfortunes. Watch the pilot episode, ‘The Offer’ in our Any Old Rag Bone exhibtion at 11am, 1pm or 3pm. (30 mins). Free, drop-in.
Design, like Madame Clapham, Hands on History Museum – Saturday 13th April, 1-2.30pm: In the late 1800s Emily Clapham opened a dress-making salon in Hull. She was (and perhaps still is) very well known, and had a reputation for being a fine dress-maker with a very successful business – she even went on to make dresses for royalty! Take inspiration from the Madame Clapham costume collection at the Hands on History Museum before designing and decorating your own fashion drawing. Free, drop-in.
Horse Power, Streetlife Museum – Monday 15th April, 1-3pm: Before steam, petrol and electric power, people relied on horse power – and many still do, including the Rag and Bone men in our Any Old Rag Bone exhibition! Celebrate the horse with our horse-themed craft session. Free, drop-in.
Time Troopers: Chick Chick Chick Chick Chicken, Ferens Art Gallery – Saturday 13th April, 11am-1pm: 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. Come along and make your own Easter Popsicle Chick. Free, drop-in.
Mini Masterpieces: Digital Portraits, Ferens Art Gallery – Tuesday 16th April, 10-11.30am: Join us to create a portrait which will be added to a live feed in the studio of all the portraits being made. Suitable for under 5s and their families. £1.50 per child, pay on the door.
Crane Builders, Maritime Museum – Wednesday 17th April, 1-3pm: Discover the stories of the amazing men and women who worked in Hull’s maritime industries. Find out what it was like to be a Hull docker and build a crane to help you unload goods from ships. Free, drop-in.
Please Touch: Medieval, Hull and East Riding Museum – Thursday 18th April, 1-3pm: We’re inviting you to get hands on with our Medieval collections and discover what life was like for people living in Hull in the past. At this event you can handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like in Medieval times. Free, drop-in.