About Queen Victoria and Hull

Queen Victoria is one of the most recognisable British monarchs across the world, and locally her name is seen throughout the streets of Hull.

A new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery will celebrate Queen Victoria’s relationship with Hull, tell the tale of Victorian Hull, and showcase the long lasting relationship the throne has with the City.

At the heart of the exhibition, an ongoing partnership with The Royal Collection Trust brings Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet to Hull, generously lent by His Majesty The King. This Victorian masterpiece, designed by Ludwig Grüner, was commissioned as a gift from her husband Prince Albert. It was an important exhibit at the nation’s Great Exhibition of 1851, a celebration of Victorian advancement and cultural sophistication.

Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet marks the fourth of five exceptional works of art from the Royal Collection to go on display at Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection series.

The Queen Victoria exhibition will showcase Hull’s Royal Charters, affectionately known as Hull’s birth certificates, generously lent by Hull History Centre. Visitors will also see Victorian costume and artefacts from across Hull Museums Collections.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events that will be announced on Friday 21 October

Free drop-in.

Image: Ludwig Grüner, Jewel-Cabinet, 1851. Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2022

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