Hull’s new History Centre is to be formally opened by historian and broadcaster Dan Snow on Monday 7 June.
A ceremony will take place at the History Centre in the morning where Dan Snow will unveil a plaque to mark the occasion. He will go on to deliver a public lecture on ‘The Importance of History’ at the Guildhall in the afternoon – with a live link on to a screen in the History Centre where more people can watch (read on for how to get tickets).
Dan Snow is a regular contributor to the BBC1 One Show and has recently presented TV programmes on Britain’s naval history, and on the fall of Quebec in 1759.
His lecture will take place at the Guildhall at 2.15pm on Monday 7 June, and the live webcast can be viewed by members of the public at the History Centre. Tickets for both venues are free and available from the History Centre, Worship Street, Hull, tel: (01482) 300 300.
Dan Snow said: “Hull has a fascinating history so I’m really looking forward to visiting the impressive new Hull History Centre and making some discoveries in the archives.
“I’m sure the building itself is the envy of archivists everywhere, but I’ve been equally impressed by the way the way staff at the centre are making history exciting and accessible to people of all ages through the events and education sessions they run. Hull should be proud of this unique place.”