The Museum Shop

The Hedon Museum Shop remains open for business and we have some new items for sale this year, including postcards and glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls!

Hedon Museum has been open all week for Heritage Week but now we’ll return to our normal schedule, so you’ll be able to take a look at our exhibition and our shop every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm!

Enjoy!

Hedon Museum postcards are also available in Occasions in Hedon.

More about Heritage Week HERE.

OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION

Re-Opening Hedon Museum

On 5th September we will enthusiastically re-open, with guidelines in place to keep both our volunteers and our visitors safe. Covid-19 has changed the world but we can still enjoy museums and local history, just a little differently.

Hedon Museum will welcome visitors for our upstairs exhibition United Towing Co at Hedon Museum and our long term exhibits downstairs, to learn about the history of Hedon, Hull and East Yorkshire. There may be less people in the museum at a time, but we’ll still be able to learn all we would learn on a normal day at Hedon Museum and we can enjoy talking together about history while wearing a face covering.

The United Towing Co at Hedon Museum exhibition by United Towing and Salvage Society displays models and information about the Hull company which was world-beating in deep sea towing and salvage. This exhibition will finish on 10th October and will be followed by an exhibition from the Sunk Island Women, titled ‘Island Women – Creativity & Innovation – Interpretation of Change’, which will feature a variety of craft skills using recycled objects. This pre-planned exhibition has altered slightly to focus on crafting, creativity and occupying time during lockdown. Take a look at their Facebook page here.

FREE ADMISSION. Open days will be every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm. We will also be opening on additional days for Heritage Week – more information here.

We look forward to welcoming you at Hedon Museum!

Next year will be our 25th anniversary! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

We will no longer be serving refreshments but refreshments will be available at lovely local cafés.

We request that, as per government guidelines, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, you self-isolate for 2 weeks.

United Towing Co at Hedon Museum

Join us safely at Hedon Museum on 5th September to learn about the proud maritime tradition of the Humber! In 1920, 7 companies joined forces to form United Towing Co Ltd, and were mostly involved in river and coastal towage but, in 1925, the first ocean towage was performed. The tow cost £3,600 pounds. That is approximately £153,000 in todays money, and the profit was over £4000 in todays money. In the following years, United Towing Co became a familiar sight in the worlds oceans.

In the late 1980s, United Towing Co withdrew from the worlds oceans, but its memory is kept alive. The manning of tugs was very much a family business, and a career with the company can still today be an introduction to a seafaring life. The immediate objective of United Towing Co in the modern era, is to keep alive the memory of the company, its tugs and its crews.

5th September – 10th October. Wednesdays & Saturdays. 10am – 4pm.

Hedon Museum Heritage Weekend Dates

Heritage Week

Hedon Museum will be opening safely for Heritage Week, along with other historic attractions in Hedon. Below is a list of dates and times for you to jot down on your calendar.

This will be our exhibition – United Towing Co

Hedon Museum

Fri 11th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 12th Sept 10:00 16:00

Mon 14th – Sat 19th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

 

Ss.. Mary and Joseph

Sat 19th Sept 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 20th Sept 14:30 – 16:30

 

St. Augustine’s

Sat 12th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 13th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20th Sept 10:00 – 16:00

 

Tower tours will be between 13:30 and 15:00 each open day – BOOKING ONLY – only 8 at a time – to make bookings please contact kealee83@gmail.com

 

Ivy House, Market Hill

Sat 19th Sept 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 20th Sept 12:00 – 16:00

 

We hope to see you during the event!

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The Pingsdorf Pot – 12th Century wine pitcher in perfect condition

Re-Opening Hedon Museum

Hedon Museum is re-opening on 5th September with our exhibition United Towing Co, and we are eager to welcome visitors, but with necessary guidelines in place to protect our volunteers and our visitors. Though things will be a little different, we are working hard to make sure the history of Hedon, and our varied exhibitions, can still be enjoyed.

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5th September!

Hedon Museum has been following government guidelines regarding Covid-19, by remaining closed during the lockdown. However, we can now announce that Hedon Museum will re-open on 5th September, with safety measures in place to protect our volunteers and visitors.

Join us at Hedon Museum to learn about the proud maritime tradition of the Humber! In 1920, 7 companies joined forces to form United Towing Co Ltd, and were mostly involved in river and coastal towage but, in 1925, the first ocean towage was performed. The tow cost £3,600 pounds. That is approximately £153,000 in todays money, and the profit was over £4000 in todays money. In the following years, United Towing Co became a familiar sight in the worlds oceans.

In the late 1980s, United Towing Co withdrew from the worlds oceans, but its memory is kept alive. The manning of tugs was very much a family business, and a career with the company can still today be an introduction to a seafaring life. The immediate objective of United Towing Co in the modern era, is to keep alive the memory of the company, its tugs and its crews.

The Hedon Museum Committee will meet this month to discuss specific safety measures for re-opening. More information to follow.

Post Covid-19 Plans

Hedon Museum has been obeying government guidelines on social distancing but, now that the lockdown is easing, we are considering how we will proceed for the rest of the year. The Hedon Museum Committee will be meeting in July to discuss the possibility of reopening in September. More updates will be shared here and on Hedon Museum social media.

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The Pingsdorf Pot – 12th Century wine pitcher in perfect condition

Covid-19 Response

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Hedon Museum will close after Saturday 21st March, until further notice. The remaining two open days are to allow our current exhibitors to collect their display items. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Best wishes from Hedon Museum.

Hedon Museum 2020 Schedule

Our new exhibition schedule for 2020! Join us on 4th March for our new exhibition – A History of United Towing Co

United Towing Co at Hedon Museum

Join us at Hedon Museum to learn about the proud maritime tradition of the Humber! We begin the year at Hedon Museum with maritime history, something vital to the Humber economy. In 1920, 7 companies joined forces to form United Towing Co Ltd, and were mostly involved in river and coastal towage but, in 1925, the first ocean towage was performed. The tow cost £3,600 pounds. That is approximately £153,000 in todays money, and the profit was over £4000 in todays money. In the following years, United Towing Co became a familiar sight in the worlds oceans.

In the late 1980s, United Towing Co withdrew from the worlds oceans, but its memory is kept alive. The manning of tugs was very much a family business, and a career with the company can still today be an introduction to a seafaring life. The immediate objective of United Towing Co in the modern era, is to keep alive the memory of the company, its tugs and its crews.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Exhibition runs from 4th March – 18th April. Opening times are 10am – 4pm. Refreshments available. Souvenirs and pre-loved books for sale.

United Towing Co Website