Events

There is an exciting programme of events for all the family! Please check further details for a description of the event including times. Unless otherwise stated all events are FREE and at the History Centre - location details and map.

For details of current and forthcoming displays, as well as information on submitting an exhbitors proposal and related policies, please see our Arcade Exhibitions page.

Telephone (01482 317500), e-mail historycentre@hullcc.gov.uk or drop by to reserve your place for the courses as places are limited!

When What Where
Sat 1 Aug
9.30-12.30pm
A Very Big House in the Country Draw, design and then make your dream house and garden
Part of our History Makers series of activities
Lecture Theatre
Wed 5 Aug
2.00-5.00pm
Henry’s Hull
King Henry VIII is building a fortress to defend Hull from marauders. Help us turn our town into a citadel and protect our people and our trade.
Additional History Makers activity for the summer
Lecture Theatre
Thur 6 Aug
10am-12  noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Tues 11 Aug
12:30-1:30pm
The life and work of Francis Johnson talk by David Neave
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks
Lecture Theatre
Wed 12 Aug
2.00-5.00pm
Marvell’s Hull
England is in the midst of a civil war so choose your side – King or Parliament? Make a helmet to show your loyalty and help us build almshouses for the poor. Additional History Makers activity for the summer
Lecture Theatre
Fri 14th Aug 2.00-5.00pm Minecraft 'Bring Your Own Device' Workshop
Bring your tablet of laptop to work with fellow Minecrafters to recreate historical Hull in Minecraft. Create masterpieces of the city's old buildings, learn about Hull's history and win prizes.
See our HullCraft website to book your place and for more information
Lecture Theatre
Wed 19 Aug
2.00-5.00pm
Wilberforce’s Hull 
Help us build the assembly rooms and make a Georgian mask for our masquerade ball to raise support for William Wilberforce’s campaign to end slavery. Additional History Makers activity for the summer
Lecture Theatre
Thur 20 Aug
10am-12  noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Fri 21st Aug 2.00-5.00pm Minecraft 'Bring Your Own Device' Workshop
Bring your tablet of laptop to work with fellow Minecrafters to recreate historical Hull in Minecraft. Create masterpieces of the city's old buildings, learn about Hull's history and win prizes.
See our HullCraft website to book your place and for more information
Lecture Theatre
Wed 26 Aug
2.00-5.00pm
Amy’s Hull
Help us construct Hull during Amy Johnson’s time. Build a house to create a 1930s street and design buses to help the people in your street get to work. Additional History Makers activity for the summer
Lecture Theatre
Thur 3 Sep
10am-12  noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Tues 8 Sep
12:30-1:30pm
Beyond South Riding: The Woman Behind the Novel talk by Jill Crowther
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks
Lecture Theatre
Thur 17 Sep
10am-12  noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area

Sat 19 Sep
10:00am-4:00pm

Celebrating the life of Winifed Holtby
A day of talks about Holtby’s life and work to commemorate the 80th anniversary of her death.
Please download the registration form.
Lecture Theatre