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
Thur 2 Apr
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Tues 14 Apr
12:30-1:30pm
The changing face of Hull in the 50s and 60s talk by David Neave
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks
Lecture Theatre
Thur 16 Apr
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 Apr
9.30-12.30pm
Hull Day
Make your own charter and celebrate what makes Hull unique
Part of our History Makers series of activities
Lecture Theatre
Thurs 23 Apr
10am

4th Annual Christopher Ketchell Memorial Lecture
‘Living in the past' by Bryan Elletson
Please call-in at the History Centre to get your free ticket(s) to this talk.

Lecture Theatre
Sat 2 May
9.30-12.30pm
Fish and Ships
Help us create a sea of fish to celebrate Hull’s fishing heritage
Part of our History Makers series of activities
Lecture Theatre
Thur 7 May
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Sat 9 May
10am-4pm

Second World War Street Party
Join us to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V.E. Day. This free event will feature: 

  • Wardens, Welfare & Victory: The Unbroken Spirit of the Hull Blitz, an exhibition drawing heavily from the extensive archives held at the History Centre. Further panels can be seen at Hull Central Library.
  • Entertainment from Cherie Lawrence and Peter Bolton 1940s tribute singers and Lindy Hop with Kingston Swing
  • Children from Chiltern Street school will be performing a play specially written for the day and based on the essays written by school children in 1942
  • Free craft and Lego activities with an additional History Makers session and some traditional stalls
  • Buy food on the day or bring along a picnic to join our party
Lecture Theatre, arcade and gardens
Tues 12 May
12:30-1:30pm
Jack Harrison - The Last Try talk by Tom Palmer
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks
Lecture Theatre
Thur 21 May
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Thur 4 June 
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area
Sat 6 June
9.30-12.30pm
Chemistry and Crystals
Discover the science behind your iPad and make a liquid crystal display
Part of our History Makers series of activities
Lecture Theatre
Tues 9 June
12:30-1:30pm

The Headscarfed Revolutionaries – Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple Trawler Disaster of 1968 talk by Brian Lavery
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks

Lecture Theatre
Thur 18 June
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree
See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library area