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!
If you'd like information on any of the exhibitions or are
interested in holding an exhibition here please complete our
Form and Exhibitors Contract (MS Word format) and our
Policy (PDF, 61KB) or contact us on
01482 317500 or e-mail
Current and future exhibitions
From the first Hull Charter in 1299, to the magnificent charter
of Queen Mary, join the History Centre for its first major
exhibition of 2017.
Hull is an old City. Even before 1299 when King Edward I bought
the settlement of Wyke from the monks of Meaux and created Kingston
upon Hull, there was a thriving port here where the River Hull met
the Humber estuary. From relatively small beginnings Hull grew into
a major commercial hub and strategic centre. By the time Charles I
stood outside its walls in 1642, Hull was one of the most prominent
towns in England.
The Charters show how the people of Hull were granted
privileges, rights and responsibilities which are the bedrock of
how we live as citizens today.
|3 Jan - 24 Feb 2017