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 exhibitors proposal and related policies, please see our Arcade Exhibitions page.

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

When What Where
Sat 21 Jan
1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Medieval Music
Discover medieval music in this exciting free demonstration and lecture. Get hands on with replica instruments and learn the techniques of medieval composers.

Booking through the Box Office 01482 300306

Lecture Theatre
Tue 24 Jan
1-3pm
Net Braiding
Joins us for this free event organised by The Fisherman's Mission and try your hand at net braiding, you can also share your memories of the fishing industry.
Lecture Theatre
Thurs 2 Feb
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library Area
Sat 4 Feb

9:30am-12:30pm

Needlers Unwrapped
Needlers of Hull made sweets and chocolate in Hull for over 50 years. Design a chocolate bar wrapper or make a shop display using our Lego.
Part of our regular History Makers craft and Lego sessions
Lecture Theatre
Tues 14 Feb
12:30-1:30pm
The Makers of the Edwardian City - Sir Alfred Gelder and Joseph Hirst - talk by David Neave
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks
Lecture Theatre
Wed 15 Feb 10.30am-3.30pm Illuminated Manuscripts 
Artist Led Workshop for Adults Taking inspiration from the Hull Charters exhibition, learn the art of medieval illuminated texts with a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. £47 per person including materials. Advanced booking essential.
Booking link: http://bit.ly/2imVhc0  or through the Box Office on 01482 300306
Lecture Theatre
Thurs 16 Feb
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library Area

Sat 18 Feb

9.30-11.30am

Taster session

If you’ve never been to the Hull History Centre before why not join us on a free taster session and find out what we hold, what we do and what you can discover here and will include a tour of the building.

The session will run from 9.30-11.30am and will give you the chance to see some of the treasures we hold at the Centre. 
Places are limited to 20 so book now by ringing 01482 317500. 

Lecture Theatre

Wed 1 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Introduction to Palaeography
Discover the development of handwriting from medieval times to the Victorians. Learn how to transcribe documents and find out some hints and tips for making sense of tricky words.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page

Lecture Theatre
Sat 4 Mar

9:30am-12:30pm

Magic Door
Join us as we celebrate the work of Hull author Dan Billany. What would you like to discover if you had a doorway to another world?
Part of our regular History Makers craft and Lego sessions
Lecture Theatre
Sat 4 Mar

2pm

Dan Billany: Made in Hull
Billany’s story is courageous and romantic, a story of its time. Theatre On The Edge brings the man to life on stage through readings, drama, live music and multimedia. The production coincides with a display mounted by Hull University, at the History Centre.
Tickets £5 on door. Reservations ring 01482 471135 or email ontheedge@hotmail.co.uk

Lecture Theatre
Wed 8 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Wills and Inventories
Learn the different sections of a will and find out what might appear in an inventory.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre
Tues 14 Mar
12:30-1:30pm

Stevie Smith: Hull's forgotten poet? - talk by Will May
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks

Lecture Theatre
Wed 15 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Deeds
Discover the basics of the different types of deeds which you’re likely to find in local record offices.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre
Wed 22 Mar 
10am-12pm
Reading Old Writing - Letters

Weeks one to three concentrate on formal handwriting – personal letters have more diverse styles! We’ll practice reading some letters from our collections and discuss the most common issues with reading personal correspondence.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre