Alexandra Dock Gallery
The Hull and Barnsley Railway Company opened Alexandra Dock in Hull on the 16th July 1885.
The Gallery is housed in the historic Pump House and comprises three main sections: Roots – all about the topography of the Humber and why the port city emerged; Heritage – all about the evolution of the dock facilities through to the late 20th Century; and Futures – Green Port Hull and the Siemens Wind Turbine factory as a catalyst for future innovation.
The final room of the building brings you to The Dockside Drama Stage. This part of the facility will play host to an excellent Arts Programme of spoken word, theatre, music and workshops. (Tickets for these performances are available on www.hullboxoffice.com/brands/the-history-troupe.)
The InPort Stories Alexandra Dock Pump House Gallery will open to the public on 3rd November through to 10th December (Friday/Saturday/Sunday only). Entry to the exhibition is FREE, as is the travel on vintage double decker bus from various points in Hull City Centre. Please, come and pay us a visit and help make this heritage happen.
If you would like to play a part in this exciting gaze back into Hull's port history, then follow the link below to apply to volunteer at the Alexandra Dock Gallery:
NOTE: Free vintage shuttle buses run from 11am - 4.30pm from Cenotaph in Hull City Centre>Guild Hall>Pump House. Then - for our evening exhibition and theatre package - at 7pm ONLY from Wellington Street parallel to Humber Street on the marina (meet in Thieving Harry's). The bus then returns to Wellington Street from the gallery at 9.30pm.
Also note, the Pump House is a big building built in 1885... we are trying our best to keep the place warm, but wrap up warm just in case!