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
Wardens, Welfare & Victory: The Unbroken Spirit of the Hull Blitz This exhibition draws heavily from the extensive archives held at the History Centre. Further panels can be seen at Hull Central Library. 6 May - 31 July
Hull Literary and Philosophical Society Hull Literary and Philosophical Society July
A Celebration of Architecture

To mark the completion of the National Catalogue Grant funded project working on the papers of architects Francis Johnson & Partners. There will be a display of architectural drawings by local practices in the arcade, original items from the collection in the archive display cases and panels about Francis Johnson and the work of the practice.

10 Aug - 11 Sep
A Celebration of Hull's Jewish Community

The exhibition will mark the end of an externally funded project aimed at highlighting the many sources of information held at the History Centre relating to the Jewish population in Hull. Once a thriving community in the City, it will examine, amongst other things, education, making a living, political life, welfare and philanthropy, leisure and culture and synagogue life.

15 Sep - 30 Oct
 Old Kingstonians Old Kingstonians 19 Sept - 9 Oct