• Summary
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The Hull History Centre is putting on an exhibition looking into the history of the Christmas card. There will be lots to see visually and we hope to get people talking about Christmas past as we approach the 2018 festive season.

Inspiration for this exhibition came from a desire to know whether or not Christmas cards, once an integral part of Christmas, have a future in the age that we now live, dominated by social media and digital information.

The exhibition focuses on how the design of Christmas cards has changed as well as the sentiments and language used in them. It has been amazing to find how individual cards often have a story behind them and evoke memories of a bygone time.

We hope you will come into the History Centre and look at the examples we have chosen to display, dating from 1868 to 2014. Through reading the text that accompanies some of the images, you will also find out useful things about our wider collections here at the Hull History Centre.

We are also carrying out a survey to help us to assess what the future of the Christmas card might be? Simply pick up a form, complete it and pop it in our Victorian pillar box. The results will be posted on our website in the New Year.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


Worship Street
01482 317500


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Information Points
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday Varies
Sunday Closed

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