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 hullhistorycentre@hullcc.gov.uk

Current and future exhibitions include:

Title Description Dates
150 years of HERIB Marking the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind 2-6 Dec
Soundmaps: hearing spaces A sound art project by Alison Slack
Soundmaps is a sound art project involving Hull City residents and visitors to be exhibited at four libraries as well as at the Museum of Club Culture in Hull. Using Hull city maps shaped as origami fortune tellers, participants hear the sounds of different locations of Hull.
7-23 Jan (tbc)
Holocaust Memorial Day exhibition  Images by Karen Lee Stowe depicting the commemoration of liberation and of survivors 27 Jan - 20 Feb (tbc)

Theatre, Crime and Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the East Riding

This exhibition explores Braddon’s connections with Yorkshire.  She joined Hull’s Messer. Wolfendon and Melbourne’s Theatre Company in 1856 and played Hull’s Queen’s Theatre and Beverley’s Assembly Rooms. She also published her first poetry in the Beverley Recorder and General Advertiser from 1857, and wrote her first novel, The Trail of the Serpent, while a Yorkshire resident.

24 Feb to 13 March (tbc)
Brooklands Photographic Society

Landscapes and pictures of Hull and the surrounding area

17 Mar - 4 Apr