Heritage Open Days at the University of Hull

The University of Hull is the 14th oldest in England and blends heritage with high-technology. We are proud to be part of our wonderful city and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus where you can explore our buildings, collections, exhibitions and enjoy one of our many cafés on campus.

This year we are offering a range of specifically organised tours and talks for you to enjoy.  Come along and make a day out of it, listen to our amazing Director of Art, see Larkin’s office and enjoy a campus tour.

Brynmor Jones Library: Larkin Tour and the Rare Books Room

Come and join us for a tour of the Brynmor Jones Library and of Philip Larkin’s former office (Larkin memorabilia will be on display.)

After the tour, there will be an opportunity to visit our Rare Books Room which houses our special collections:

  • The Brynmor Jones collection
  • Education historical collection
  • Holy Trinity, Hull, parish library
  • St Mary Lowgate, Hull, parish library

The Rare books collection is defined primarily by date of publication, with the majority being pre-1800 in date.  A very wide range of books are held, including: three English incunabula (examples of 15th century printing using movable type.)

Guided tour times: Tuesday 4th September to Sunday 9th September, 11.00am and 2.00pm
Pre-booking required: please email libhelp@hull.ac.uk

University of Hull: Campus Tours

An opportunity to visit our campus and learn more about its history and development.
Guided tour times: Tuesday 4th September to Sunday 9th September, 11.00am and 2.00pm
Pre-booking required: please email culture@hull.ac.uk

The University of Hull’s Art Collection

Join John Bernasconi, Director of the University’s Art Collection, for a tour of our outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints produced in Britain from 1890 to 1940.
Guided tour times: Tuesday 4th September to Friday 7th September, 10.00am and 3.00pm – Saturday 8th September, 10.00am – Sunday 9th September, 3.00pm
Pre-booking required: please email culture@hull.ac.uk

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