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DAN Heritage Tour: Hull - City of Culture

17th June 2017

8.00am from Northwich Memorial Court

Coach leaves Northwich Memorial Court
Other Pickups Points available

£25.00

Pickup Times

SORRY - SOLD OUT

Coach leaves Winsford @ 7.30am through to
Northwich Memorial Court @ 8.00am
Full list of pickup points and times here - schedule (a).
£25 (entry fees extra) - click here to book online
or phone Carol on 07932927694 to reserve your ticket

We make a visit to the UK City of Culture 21017 - Hull. The newly re-opened Ferens Art Gallery has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. During 2017, five of Francis Bacon’s notorious ‘Screaming Popes’ will be on loan to Ferens, including his masterpiece, Head VI (1949) from the Arts Council Collection.

Humber Street Gallery is a new contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime.

Hull Maritime Museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull's maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

The Hull and East Ridding Museum tells the story of the area over the last 235 million years, from mammoths to Vikings, Romans to the Medieval.

The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Hands on History includes a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the Story of Hull and also features the Egyptian Gallery. This gallery is home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamen’s treasures.

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. Admission to Wilberforce House is free. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery. Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. The permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce, including original costume. There are many significant items linked to slavery and the campaign to abolish it.

There is an associated lecture by Adrian Sumner on Wednesday 17 May.

 

 


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