The Guildhall, Hull

Chandelier in the Council Chamber
The Guildhall Alfred Gelder Street Hull   HU1 2AA

Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday:
8.30am - 4.30pm

8.30pm - 3.30pm

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Following the appointment of the first Curator of the Guildhall, work is now underway to document and research its expansive and important collection for the very first time. As a result the collection will increasingly be opened up for the public's benefit.

The Guildhall houses a fascinating and high quality public collection that includes fine art, sculpture, furniture, the Civic Insignia and silver. Through the years the collection has grown through Royal favour, civic commissions, donations and good fortune. It provides a fascinating insight into the local history of Kingston upon Hull and some of its leading personalities through the ages.

With acres of oak and walnut panelling and marble floors and staircases, the Guildhall is a prestigious historic building in its own right. The Guildhall, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Cooper, was completed in 1916. However, many of the items in the collection date back to well before this, some even from Hull's medieval history.

A variety of interests can be catered for, ranging from fine art to exploratory walks around the old courts and cells.

Contact Details:
Telephone 01482 300300

Learning Programmes:
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