Festival of Christmas Trees

Every year at All Saint’s Church, Preston, a festival of Christmas trees is held. The lights and varied decorations are both beautiful and interesting, and the ancient church is a must-see location for all lovers of architecture and history. Snowflake tree decorations are available to buy, as well as books related to the church.

All Saint’s Church is open for the next 2 weekends from 1pm to 4pm. For more information on the Festival of Christmas Trees click here.

Hedon Museum is closed for the winter but East Yorkshire is still well worth a visit for walks and historic attractions.

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The Secret is Revealed

For several months Craft Project Hull has been planning a secret project to be revealed in Hedon and other locations in the local area. Dubbed ‘The Pink Pig Tree’, the project had a group of volunteers up in the early hours of this morning to decorate a tree on Market Hill with little pigs. Every little pink pig has been made by the project volunteers from scratch.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see an amazing project which is only available to see for 1 week! On Sunday 10th December the pink pigs will come down and be donated to Hedon Museum.

Hedon Museum is now closed for the winter, so the little pink pigs will be available to buy in Spring 2018.

Other local projects also involve decorating a selected tree, but each one has a different theme. For a map showing the locations of all the craft trees click here.

To see our YouTube channel click here.

If you take a photo of The Pink Pig Tree please tag Hedon Museum so we can share the photos on our Facebook page.

Open for Hedon Lights Switch-On

Hedon Museum is open tonight for the Hedon Lights Switch-On so come and wish us a Merry Christmas! We’ll have lots for sale from vintage bottles to books, from toys to paintings and tonight will be your last chance to see the beautiful works of art by Christopher Heald – read more about this talented artist here – A Painter’s Journey.

Don’t forget to pick up one of our brand new bookmarks for 50p!

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Toys Reduced for Christmas

Hedon Museum is reducing the price of a large number of our toys for Christmas! There are only 2 opening days left this year so pop in for a visit and pick up some stocking-fillers!

Open Wednesday 22nd November 10am – 4pm & Friday 24th November 5pm – 8pm (Hedon Lights Switch-On)

Current exhibition – A Painter’s Journey

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Pop Up Sci-Fi Screening in Hedon

On Sunday 8th October in Hedon Marketplace, there will be an exclusive screening of 5 short sci-fi films showing what Hull might look like in the year 2097. The screening will take place between noon and 1pm.

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You are Invited!

Talented artist Christopher Heald invites you to attend the open night of his new exhibition at Hedon Museum, titled A Painter’s Journey, on Tuesday 10th October 5pm to 7:30pm. The display will feature beautiful impressionist paintings of the Italian and French Riviera which are truly enchanting to the eye.

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A Painter’s Journey at Hedon Museum

For our last exhibition of the year, we have a show of impressionism. Painter Christopher Heald moved to the area only recently, having lived in London. Christopher likes to travel to find inspiration, and last year he spent time on the French and Italian Riviera, which inspired many beautiful works.

Given the very natural way he seems to paint, it is perhaps surprising that painting did not come to him naturally. In fact, he did not decide to be a painter until the thrilling aspects of nature inspired him to do so, and it has been a long journey to achieve what you will see at Hedon Museum. Though Christopher studied Fine Art, the talented artist is self-taught with a paintbrush, and claims that the enchanting work you will see before you is still just another step along his journey as an artist.

His method is fascinating as he talks about his interpretation of colour when considering a scene. He paints quickly, weaving the atmosphere into every picture, seeing not just the colour of the objects around him, but the colour of the air between himself and his subjects. Each time of day, each form of weather, each shadow has wonderful colours which are constantly changing.

Christopher has exhibited in the UK and France, and has paintings in private collections in the UK, France, Canada and Hong Kong. Make sure to catch this talented artist on his ever changing journey to perfection.

Exhibition runs Wednesday 11th October – Saturday 24th November. Opening times are every Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. FREE ADMISSION. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Pre-loved and local interest books for sale.

Only a Few Hours Left!

That’s right. You only have a few hours left to see the beautiful and varied photography skills of the Hedon photography group Viewfinders – Through the Lens.

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We are Open on Sunday!

In addition to opening on Saturday as usual, we will also be welcoming visitors on Sunday 10th September as part of Heritage Open Days 2017, from 10am to 4pm.

Local historian and Hon. Treasurer of Hedon Museum, Martin Craven, will also be conducting a guided history tour of Hedon. Those who are interested should meet on Market Hill, Hedon at 2pm.

Don’t forget to check out our latest exhibition – The Talents of the Viewfinders.

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