Learn the Ropes

Learn the Ropes Get hands on with Hull Sea Cadets as they bring their seafaring skills to the Hull Maritime Museum. Demonstrations, including sail making and rope splicing, will be given alongside fun activities for families to try out!

Free, drop-in.

11am-3pm.

Bubbles Galore

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. Bubbles were studied by the Royal Institute, a place where top British scientists came together to share their research. Come together with us at Wilberforce House Museum and blow your own giant bubbles, as well as creating your own bubble artwork. Then explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Smart-Phones?

The first telephone was designed over 140 years ago, but we suspect it wasn’t as simple as just using two cups and some string!

Can this work? How does it work? Come along to the Hands on History Museum and find out. Make your telephone to decorate, before making your first “call”.

*ring ring* Hello – it’s science calling!

Free, drop-in

Astronomical Art

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. With the invention of telescopes, astronomy and the study of space became very popular. Come and make your own artwork inspired by the solar system with wax and ink. The explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm

Brilliant Buoyancy

Have you ever thought why sharks, and other fish, are able to float in water? Or why a 1 pence coin will sink but a big boat won’t? Find out at the Maritime Museum as we undertake a couple of exciting experiments to unravel the mysteries of buoyancy.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Kite Collage

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin conducted a famous experiment with a kite and discovered that lightening was electric. Come and create your own kite collage with a range of materials and then explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm

Wild Challenge Trail with the RSPB

The RSPB is delighted to be attending the Museum Quarter Gardens on Thursdays throughout August. Visitors to the Museum Quarter Gardens will be able to visit the RSPB stand, take part in a free wild challenge trail and chat with RSPB staff about how everyone can give nature a home, no matter how big or small the garden.

Our natural world is facing unprecedented challenges with habitat loss having a significant impact on many of our much loved species. Quite simply if there are no homes for nature then there will be no nature.

Free, drop-in

Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August, 11am-3pm.

Please Touch Object Handling Session

We’re inviting you to get hands on with some of our museum objects and discover what life was like for people living in the past. You’ll get to handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like.

Free, drop-in.

Please Touch Object Handling Session

We’re inviting you to get hands on with some of our museum objects and discover what life was like for people living in the past. You’ll get to handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like.

Free, drop-in.

Sew Seymour Sloth for September

Love the sloth? Let’s make one of your very own to cuddle on the sofa during the winter months to come. He is soooo cute!

Spend a relaxing day in our workshop sewing Seymour Sloth for September!

All materials and refreshments provided.

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting, the art of cutting paper to create amazing designs and effects is an amazing technique. Debbie mastered this art and her skill and patience astound us. Have a go yourself at this effective and striking art at Traenerhus and create your own Papercut to hang on your wall.

All materials and refreshments provided.

Patchwork – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Fancy having a go at a tradition that dates back to the 1700’s?

English Paper Piecing (EPP) dates back to the early 1700’s in the UK and is a wonderfully economical way to make gloriously colourful and practical items for the home. Quilts , throws, cushions immediately spring to mind but really the only limit is your imagination!

During this workshop, you will learn the necessary skills to make your templates, cover them with fabric and sew them together. There will be lots of project ideas on the day to inspire you as you start your EPP journey.

Coiled Baskets – Workshop

This traditional basket making technique involves wrapping fibres and yarns around a coiled centre. We’ll be using textile yarns around sash cord to make your own beautiful and sturdy textile basket on this relaxed basket making workshop.

We’ll take you through the steps to make your own coiled basket on this full day workshop, keep you refreshed throughout the day and give you a whole hour off for lunch. There are plenty of lovely eateries nearby or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet from scratch or develop your skills in this 2 hour workshop. You will learn basic or more advanced stitches, and start a basic or more advanced pattern of your own choosing to work on over the coming month.

Yarns, patterns and refreshments provided.

Lino Printing Class

Have a go at making your own lino cut and lino print; or build on previous experience and progress to the next level. All materials and equipment are provided as well inspiration sheets and props. This workshop is perfect for beginners or people returning to lino printing after some years.

Make a card or have some fun making printed cards for any occasion cards or an art print to keep or gift.

‘Squeeged’ Screen Printing T-Shirts and Totes with Alison Slacker

Get inked up and join printmaker Alison Slack on this introductory workshop on how to screen print. You will learn how to make your own stencils and print them onto a t-shirt and tote bag. All materials and equipment are provided.

Screen printing, also known as serigraphy, is a method of creating an image on paper, fabric, or some other object by pressing ink through a screen with areas blocked off by a stencil.