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A range of free activities take place throughout the year, all with a maritime twist! Check this page for details about our next event

  • Hands On with maritime treasures
    Every Thursday, 1 - 3pm at Streetlife Museum
    Hull Maritime volunteers are delivering object handling sessions at Streetlife Museum this spring.
    Since the 12th century when Monks from Meaux Abbey built a quay to trade their wool from, the River Hull has played an integral part in Hull’s maritime story. Using items from our handling collections we look at the goods traded, life and wildlife on the river and how the docks were expanded from the River Hull over the last 800 years.
  • Heritage workshop - Social media
    Tuesday 9 July, 10am - 1pm at Goole Museum
    Yorkshire Waterway Heritage Society is running a series of heritage workshops, thanks to a Hull Maritime community grant. At this workshop you will share photographs from their collection with your friends on Facebook. No booking needed. Any queries, call David on 07702678128.
  • Time and Tide
    Sunday 20 July, from 1pm at Rooted in Hull
    Time and Tide: From the fourteenth century to the 1960s, see for example: smugglers in Hornsea, whaling in the Arctic, ferries on the Humber, and the dreaded press gangs. Hull Community Theatre and the May Geslins present a series of short scenes from lesser known stories of Holderness and Hull's maritime history, accompanied by folk songs and sea shanties.
    No need to book, just turn up.
  • Paull Heritage Photo Walk with Hedon Viewfinders
    Sunday 21 July, 12 noon. Meet at Paull Church ready to start at 12 noon.
    Enjoy a photo walk led by Hedon Viewfinders taking in the sights of the Paull Heritage Trail!
    Walk with stops will take an hour, followed by a visit to the church. The Paull Heritage Trail was developed by community volunteers in 2010. The route is circular starting and finishing at Paull Church (St. Andrew’s) on Thorngumbald Road and takes in many photography opportunities en route. After the walk we will visit the church for more photos and tea and cake in the coffee shop! All welcome.
    More info about Hedon Viewfinders grant project here.
  • Hull Pride
    Saturday 27 July, family area at Ferens Art Gallery
    Join us and learn more about the project and create some maritime masterpieces.
  • Time and Tide
    Sunday 3 August, from 2pm at Withernsea Methodist Church, Hull Road, Withernea
    Time and Tide: From the fourteenth century to the 1960s, see for example: smugglers in Hornsea, whaling in the Arctic, ferries on the Humber, and the dreaded press gangs. Hull Community Theatre and the May Geslins present a series of short scenes from lesser known stories of Holderness and Hull's maritime history, accompanied by folk songs and sea shanties.
    No need to book, just turn up.
  • Play Day
    Wednesday 7 August, 11am - 3pm at Alderman Kneeshaw playing fields
    Join us and learn more about the project and create some maritime masterpieces.
  • Wonderful whales - relaxed session
    Monday 12 August, 10am - 12noon at Ferens Art Gallery
    A quiet craft session designed for people who are disabled, neurodivergent or experience anxiety.
    This is a quiet craft session with limited numbers, designed for people who are disabled, neurodivergent or experience anxiety, who would find it difficult to attend Hull Maritime’s summer drop-in family craft sessions. In the session, families can have a go at craft activities themed around whales.
    All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking is essential, and places are limited. Please only book a ticket for each child attending the session. Accompanying adults do not need to book a ticket. Book your child's place here.
  • Wonderful whales
    Monday 12 August, 1 - 3pm at Ferens Art Gallery
    Come and find out all about whales at our drop-in whale session. Find out how whales feed, and see using practical hands-on experiments. Discover and design your own whale tooth scrimshaw and create your own whale to take home. Drop in session, just turn up.
  • Boat building
    Wednesday 14 August, 1 - 3pm at Hull and East Riding Museum
    Build and test your own toy boat to take home at this drop-in activity. How much weight will it hold before it sinks!
  • Maritime Construction session
    Monday 19 August, 1 - 2pm or 2.30 - 3.30pm at Streetlife Museum
    Come and be an engineer and find out how pulleys work. Create your own flag pole, sail and block and tackle using our K’Nex construction kits. Pre-booking is essential, and places are limited. Book here.
  • August Taster Workshop – Decorating Tiles
    Tuesday 20 August, 12 noon - 2pm at Oasis Hub, 310 Newland Avenue, Hull
    Hull has a rich, decorative tile heritage on display around the city. Tiles were transported through the busy port of Hull in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Join us for our August Maritime Taster Session to decorate maritime themed tiles using colour and texture. Free session, open to all.
  • Play Day
    Wednesday 21 August, 11am - 3pm at West Park
    Join us and learn more about the project and create some maritime masterpieces.
  • Time and Tide
    Sunday 7 September, from 2pm at St Augustine's Church, Church Lane, Hedon
    Time and Tide: From the fourteenth century to the 1960s, see for example: smugglers in Hornsea, whaling in the Arctic, ferries on the Humber, and the dreaded press gangs. Hull Community Theatre and the May Geslins present a series of short scenes from lesser known stories of Holderness and Hull's maritime history, accompanied by folk songs and sea shanties.
    No need to book, just turn up.
  • Time and Tide
    Sunday 14 and Sunday 15 September as part of Heritage Open Days at Hedon. At various locations throughout the days.
    Time and Tide: From the fourteenth century to the 1960s, see for example: smugglers in Hornsea, whaling in the Arctic, ferries on the Humber, and the dreaded press gangs. Hull Community Theatre and the May Geslins present a series of short scenes from lesser known stories of Holderness and Hull's maritime history, accompanied by folk songs and sea shanties.
    No need to book, just turn up.