There’s never been a better time to visit Hull than in 2017 when the city takes on the title of UK City of Culture. Join us for 365 days of phenomenal arts and culture taking place in every part of the city. And if that wasn’t enough, there are tons of other things to see and do in your spare time too!
Hull city centre has just undergone a multi-million pound facelift and is compact and largely pedestrianised – perfect for exploring on foot. Follow the unique Fish Trail – a public art trail set into the pavements around Hull’s Old Town – for a different way to experience the city, or join a guided walking tour to learn more about Hull’s history.
Hull 8 free museums are also a great way to get to know the place; head to the Museum’s Quarter to learn about Hull’s Roman and Viking history, board a tram and stroll down an old street in the Streetlife Museum, and discover Hull’s role in the abolitionist movement. Hull’s maritime history is housed in the old dock offices, now the Maritime Museum, opposite the Ferens Art Gallery which is home to Grand Masters and a wealth of touring exhibitions.
Visit the 3,500 fish, sharks and rays at The Deep, Hull’s award winning aquarium (also home to a colony of penguins!) and wander through the cobbled streets of the Old Town – one of only two surviving medieval street patterns in Yorkshire – or unwind with a locally brewed real ale in one of the cosy historic pubs. Head across to the up and coming Fruit Market area for independent galleries, live music, cafes and a burgeoning restaurant scene.
If none of that takes your fancy, shop ‘till you drop in any of the three shopping centres or in the smaller independent arcades, go for a pie and a play at Hull Truck Theatre, or have some quiet time in Holy Trinity Church, set to become a Minster in May 2017…
… But don’t forget to leave time to actually attend the conference!