Arcade ExhibitionArcade Exhibitions

One of the most stunning features of the History Centre is its covered arcade which acts as the entrance for visitors upon their arrival. To make best use of this space we have got together with local community groups to organise a series of exhibitions that will run throughout the year. So why not take a few moments to have a break and a browse!

Arcade Exhibitions

If you'd like information on any of the exhibitions or are interested in holding an exhibition here please complete our Proposal Form and Exhibitors Contract (MS Word format) and our Exhibitions Policy (PDF, 61KB) or contact us on 01482 317500 or e-mail  

Current and future exhibitions include:

Title Description Dates
Andrew Marvell: Made in Hull

The 1921 celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Marvell’s birth separated Marvell the MP for Hull from Marvell the cosmopolitan poet. Looking ahead to Marvell’s 400th birthday anniversary in 2021, the Andrew Marvell: Made in Hull exhibition invites us to put Hull back on the map of Marvell’s poetry.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the exhibition showcases new research by Stewart Mottram at the University of Hull that calls for a major re-evaluation of Hull’s influence on Marvell’s life as a poet as well as politician. The exhibition looks in detail at some key landmarks from Marvell’s boyhood life in Hull – the Hull Charterhouse, Hull Grammar School, and Holy Trinity Church – and it explores some of the ways that this urban landscape leaves its trace on Marvell’s verse.

9 Nov - 15 Jan 2016
Brooklands Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

The theme of this year’s exhibition is Hull and Hockney’s Wolds. There are nearly 100 high quality images from the club’s members. Half of the pictures will be of Hull and half of the area which inspires David Hockney and in which he lives and paints. Members of Brooklands will be available to answer questions about the club and the exhibition.

15 Mar - 2 Apr