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
Dr Mary Murdoch 2016 marks the centenary of the death of Dr Mary Murdoch, the first female doctor to practise in Hull and the City’s leading Suffragist. Murdoch worked at the Victoria Children’s Hospital, was a prominent and successful campaigner for the improvement of housing and the health of working-class women and children, and was founder and President of the Hull Women’s Suffrage Society. She was energetic, tireless, with an international reputation as well as being well-loved in Hull. This exhibition commemorates her life and achievements and has been created by the Hull Amnesty Group. 1 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Hull Charters

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