The Secret Artists at Hedon Museum

Don’t worry you won’t be expected to keep any secrets! The name originates from the idea that a great many people out there have hidden interests and talents in art. This wonderful group endeavours to find other ‘secret’ artists and encourage new ones in every medium, encompassing painters, sketchers, woodworkers and clay sculptors. Is there a ‘secret’ artist within you? Find out by seeking inspiration at Hedon Museum.

The Secret Artists Official Website

Exhibition runs Wednesday 11th April – Saturday 12th May. Opening times are every Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. FREE ADMISSION. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Souvenirs and books for sale.


A Pictorial History of East Yorkshire

For those of you who don’t know about the HEY (Hull & East Yorkshire) History Calendar, you’re missing out on a wealth of local information! Every day for over a year Carol Osgerby has posted on Facebook about a local historical event which happened on that day. Followers of the page, of which there are over 450, will learn something new every day about the beautiful county they live in. The history classes in school can often forget that we’re all a part of history, which is why the HEY History Calendar is so wonderful. The Facebook page focuses mostly upon ordinary people rather than the rich and famous, and dates as old as possible. Much of what has been learned so far will be put on display at Hedon Museum.

Displayed alongside will be a collection of historical photographs, newspaper clippings and maps. Robert Butler returns to Hedon Museum with his enchanting collection inspired by his love of local history. Anyone who lives in Paull, Burstwick, Thorngumbald, Keyingham, Ottringham and Patrington will find a real treat waiting for them in our upstairs gallery, in historical pictures of their towns and villages. You might also find something surprising in the newspaper clippings too. It’s not uncommon to find a little family history among the pages.

HEY History Calendar Facebook Page

Exhibition runs Wednesday 7th March – Saturday 7th April. Opening times are every Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. FREE ADMISSION. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Souvenirs and books for sale.

2018 Exhibition Schedule

2018 at Hedon Museum

This year at Hedon Museum we have the full range of art in many themes and styles, local history and two anniversaries – the NHS and the Armistice.

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The History behind Pancakes

These days Pancake Day is something to spend extra money on. We buy lemons, oranges, strawberries, chocolate spread or whatever else we might like to put on them but this was not always the case.

Rather than buying ingredients you wouldn’t usually be keeping in the house, for centuries pancakes were a way of using up spare flour, eggs and milk before Lent. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the day of feasting directly before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). Traditionally it was the last day you could enjoy filling your stomach which rich foods which would have to be avoided during the 40 days leading up to Easter.

Read more about Pancake Day and learn to make pancakes the Victorian way here – English Heritage Blog

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.

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.

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!


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


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.

Project Website


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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