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The Hull People's Museum

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The Hull People's Museum

The Hull People's Museum

Hull Remembers By Hull Remembers

Not a single day passes without the words; "This should be made into a permanent museum", being heard in our Whitefriargate exhibition centre. Well, this is YOUR chance to make it happen!

Hull Idea stage

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With an average of over 120 visitors per day we are constantly told that 'The Council' should pay to make our exhibition into a permanent museum. Well, in the current economic environment that will simply never happen. Hull City Council has been so severely hit by the current 'austerity programme' that they cannot even fully fund some of the most essential of services. If we are to see The Hull People's Museum spring into existence we will need to raise the first year's operating costs from the people of Kingston upon Hull and the local business community. Currently, no one on the Hull People's Memorial team receives a wage or expenses, in cash or in kind and it is this level of dedication that makes our small exhibition centre work so well and popular with our visitors. Will you help us launch the Hull People's Memorial Museum in 2017? Remember, this will be YOUR museum of Hull at War - Not the City Council’s.

What we'll deliver:

  • The museum will provide a new, immersive, experience of our City at War.
  • With your pledges we will create the Hull People's Memorial Museum.
  • It will be a true PEOPLE'S MEMORIAL MUSEUM showing what YOU want to see.
  • We will provide an exciting new venue for all age groups to come together and enjoy.

Why it's a great idea:

Kingston upon Hull was the most devastated city in the United Kingdom at the end of World War II. That’s right, Hull; not London, Liverpool, Bristol or Coventry. The people of Kingston upon Hull have been deprived of a memorial and museum of Hull at War for far too long and are now demanding that we, the Hull Remembers team, finally put this right. Our team have been SHOUTING about Kingston upon Hull for many years and the secrets of Hull’s devastation are being communicated worldwide by our volunteers and visitors. We can only achieve so much from our small exhibition centre in Whitefriargate but the people want us to do more. Creating a Hull People’s Memorial for 2017 will allow the story of our great city to be told even further afield and attract even more interest from the media than we have over the past six years. We have had hundreds of donations from the people of Hull who are eager to see the story of their great city told through their memories, artefacts and ephemera.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creating the internal structure of display areas and gift shop.
  • Fire and other safety checks.
  • Funding target achieved.
  • Installation of exhibits.
  • Opening day celebration
  • Launch of funding appeal.

The Hull People's Memorial project has helped many volunteers to return to work, to come to terms with a PTSD, to discover and learn new skills in a wide variety of disciplines. Helping a long-term unemployed ex-serviceman suffering from PTSD back into work is certainly something to be proud of. Helping a school leaver to focus on their future, to gain in confidence and experience in a way that gives them the edge in the job market has got to be good for them and for The City. The People's Museum will allow us to help even more volunteers to achieve their personal aims - even if those aims are just to get out of their home to mix and meet with new people and friends. The People's Museum is about The People, for The People and by The People. It will be YOUR Museum of Hull at War.

Location Hull

About the space

The Hull People's Memorial Museum (Option 1)


Hull City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £49,266

First Year Rent - £35,000 (71%)
Fixtures & Fittings - £5,000 (10%)
Internal planning and construction - £5,000 (10%)
Other - £4,266 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

First Year Rent
Fixtures & Fittings
Internal planning and construction
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £49,266

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We would welcome your gift of IT hardware, particularly computers and a slide-scanner.
  • We are looking to obtain a sound to light unit and a smoke generator, such as might be used by a discotheque.

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