Local communities sit at the heart of what we do
We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to welcome you through our doors – from creative activities, to shaping our collections. Whatever your interest, there are lots of ways to come along and get involved.
Social meet ups
We have a couple of regular, friendly meet-ups for people over 55. Join us for a cuppa and good company in our inspiring museum settings. You can explore the collections and try out a craft activity. Or enjoy music, dancing, quizzes and games.
Throughout the year, we have regular opportunities to showcase the talents of Hull’s local artists. Since 1967, we’ve held the Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition – an opportunity for amateur and professional artists to show their work in a national gallery. We also host regular artist residencies in the Artists Studio at Ferens Art Gallery.
We have two dedicated spaces for hosting community exhibitions. These are a great way for you to take ownership and programme the things you’d like to see for your community. We’ve had an exciting programme of activities so far. From co-curated exhibitions, to community-led displays and workshops. If you have an idea for a community exhibition, we’d love to hear from you. Visit each museum’s community page to find out more and apply.
Special interest groups
Whether you’re into art, archaeology or anything in between, we support.
If you have a passion for archaeology, dig into your local history with Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology. We partner with several organisations to help you take your interest further. You can find out more on the museum’s dedicated community page.
Or, if art is more your thing – the Hull Museums Art Group meets every Monday afternoon at Wilberforce House Museum. Each week, members bring their own projects to work on, with advice and guidance on hand from local artist Bill Brown. Places are limited, but get in touch if you’d like to find out more or join the waiting list. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on: 01482 300 300
Bringing new narratives to Wilberforce House Museum.
Hull Museums work closely with members of the Wilberforce House Museum Advisory Board, which is comprised of local people of colour and members of the Black community. They bring their extensive and varied knowledge, experience and understanding to our work at Wilberforce House Museum, offering new perspectives on the subjects we cover and helping us to adapt our galleries accordingly. This includes developing our gallery that looks at the legacies of transatlantic slavery, with the help of funding from Arts Council England