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Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street Gallery

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Located in the Fruit Market cultural quarter, Humber Street Gallery is being opened as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme.

The three storey gallery in a former fruit and vegetable warehouse will present a range of contemporary visual art, design, film, photography and craft throughout 2017, with a café and rooftop bar for visitors.

Humber Street Gallery helps cement Hull’s reputation as a significant cultural destination, for visual arts in particular. It follows national acclaim for the Ferens Art Gallery, which recently reopened following its £5.2m refurbishment by Hull City Council, and the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, which has also recently been refurbished with a £28-million investment and is now able to bring major and diverse exhibitions to the city.

“I hope to generate debate, push boundaries, and encourage new ways of thinking for both those familiar with the arts and those new to this arena.” David Sinclair (Curator).

HISTORY

64 Humber Street was once The Shakespeare Hotel during the 1840s. At this time the adjacent building (now Fruit) was the New Theatre, which brought a thriving economy to the area. 64 Humber Street was refurbished during the 1890s, when six carved heads of Shakespeare were added to its frontage. It closed following heavy bombing damage sustained in an air raid on 9 May 1941.

As Humber Street became the location of Hull’s Fruit Market the site was then built specifically as a warehouse in 1948, replacing the bomb damaged building. From then until now the site was used solely for the fruit trade, with fruit sold downstairs and banana ripening rooms situated upstairs. The building operated for this purpose until traders packed away their final boxes in 2009, marking the end of the old Fruit Market.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

GALLERY: MON - SUN, 10AM - 8PM (DURING EXHIBITIONS)
CAFE + BAR: MON - SUN, 10AM -11PM

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 23 Nov - Sun 31 Dec Hull, Portrait of a City
Thu 23 Nov - Sun 31 Dec Torn

Address

64 HUMBER STREET,
HULL,
HU1 1TU

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Map reference: TA 099282  Lat: 53.73925 Long: -0.33477

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality