Why take the train to Hull?

Trains to Hull might bring you to the end of the line on the east coast, but it’s the beginning of a journey for tourists. Whether you’re visiting for a day or to enjoy a city break, there’s lots of things for you to do in this redeveloping city.

Hull is a proud seaport with a tough, weather beaten attitude to life. That is of course part of the charm of the place, but it's not all salty air and sea dogs telling their impressive tales from the waves. There's also the prosperous Victorian town centre and hub of really good museums and galleries to get your teeth into. Ranging from 'The Deep', which is a spectacular aquarium and one of the most visited travel destinations in the country, to the beautiful Queens Gardens.

Named as 2017's City of Culture, there’s so much going on in Hull this year – they’ve thrown their doors wide open and are inviting the world in, as Hull begins to curate an amazing year-long celebration of traditional and contemporary culture in the city.


Hull have four seasons of awe-inspiring culture, each reflecting something different about this unique and fiercely independent city. In the opening season – Made in Hull – they are celebrating Hull’s contribution to the world, from theatre, music and poetry to wind turbines and caravans, telling the inspiring stories of the city’s revolutionaries, the thinkers and innovators who broke the rules and made their mark on the world.


Here’s a flavour of what’s in store for the opening season (Jan – Mar).

LOOK UP | 1 Jan – 31 Dec | Hull City Centre

A year-long programme of temporary artworks made specifically for Hull’s public places and spaces. Don’t miss Blade by Nayan Kulkarni, a 75-metre long artwork using one of the first B75 Rotor blades - the world’s largest, handmade fibre glass component cast as a single element - made in Hull.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR | 11 Feb – 22 Apr | Beverley Art Gallery

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, comes to Beverley. Featuring 100 awe inspiring images.


Follow the remarkable story of the forgotten genius of post-war British music, and a founding father of ambient sound with an all-star line-up of today’s sonic visionaries.

BACK TO OURS | 22 – 25 Feb | Various locations

A series of mini festivals bringing world-class acts to community venues at accessible prices.

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