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Tuesday 26 March 2024 until Thursday 30 May 2024. 
Hull History Centre

An exhibition to tell the unknown story of Ravenser Odd is to go on display at Hull History Centre.

Ravenser Odd was a short-lived medieval town on an island in the Humber. Both Ravenser Odd and its neighbour, Hull, gained their charters from Edward I on the same day – April 1st 1299.

To mark the 725th anniversary, the exhibition ‘Hull/Ravenser Odd: twin cities, sunken pasts’ will display the original Hull and Ravenser Odd charters, on loan from The National Archives. The exhibition will also highlight existing items in Hull History Centre’s collection (Hull’s 1299 charter, maps of medieval Hull), and bring the little-known story about the sinking of Ravenser Odd and the ascendancy of Hull to life.

The exhibition will go on display from Tuesday 26 March 2024 and will run until Thursday 30 May 2024.

The exhibition and associated activities are underpinned by research by Dr Kathryn Maude (The National Archives) and Dr Emily Robinson (University of Sussex). They will give a talk about the history and folklore of Ravenser Odd on 9 April at Hull History Centre. On 10 April Phil Mathison (local historian) and Dr Steve Simmons (University of Hull) will speak about their search for traces of the island. Both talks are free and open to all.

Hull History Centre opening times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am - 4.30pm.