Rugby League World Cup Events

To mark the Rugby League World Cup competition matches being held in Hull, the Hull History Centre is hosting a weekend of back to back Rugby League events:

Rugby League World Cup Hull host logoRugby League “Show and Tell”
Saturday 16th November 9.30am - 12noon
Fans are invited to bring along their treasured rugby league memorabilia and talk to a Rugby League historian about their items.  They can also view the centre's display of items about Rugby League and Hull and take part in a question and answer session with Rugby League VIP guests - with Alan Burwell, Colin Hutton and Johnny Whiteley all confirmed for the event. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Fans are encouraged to record their memories of the earliest game they went to, their favourite player and most memorable match - these will be placed onto a Stories Board for fellow fans of all ages to read. 


BFI's Mitchell and Kenyon Early Rugby League Films

Sunday 17th November 2pm - 4pm at the Ferens Art Gallery - Live Arts Space
This is a rare opportunity to view vintage film footage including scenes of our Rugby teams in Edwardian times. These films, on loan to Hull History Centre from the BFI (British Film Institute), offer a remarkable and fascinating insight into the social history of Rugby League, through film clips of the earliest surviving footage featuring Edwardian Hull. A silent film pianist will perform an accompanying musical score. 

Please call into the Box Office & Tourist Information Centre, City Hall or call 01482 300300 to book your free ticket.  

Although the History Centre holds some Rugby League records, it is looking to fans to help fill some of the gaps - especially matchday programmes - so if you are lookign to clear out the loft or cupboard please bear us in mind!