Attending Events

Go to the ‘What’s on’ page to see our full programme and book your free tickets.

During the Festival, head to our Box Office for more information and ticket bookings:

Box Office: 11.00 – 19.00 | 11-14 September | Middleton Hall, University of Hull Campus, HU6 7RX

To gain entry to ticketed events, please make sure to bring your tickets with you on an electronic device or as a printout. You can access, edit, and print your tickets from your account page. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your tickets as soon as possible, to allow entry for other patrons.

Please note that, for ticketed events, doors close 15 mins after the stated start time to avoid disturbance to speakers and other patrons. You will not be able to gain admittance to ticketed events after that time.

Getting to Hull

By train

Hull Paragon Interchange is the main railway station in Hull, situated in the city centre.

  • From London: First Hull Trains run several times a day, seven days a week departing from London Kings Cross.
  • Virgin Trains East Coast also runs regular services and connects London to Hull via Grantham and Newark North Gate.
  • If you are visiting Hull from the west, TransPennine Express runs direct train services every hour, from Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield and Leeds.

There is a taxi rank just outside of the station, and a bus station around the corner. Both are clearly signposted.

By bus

You can also get to Hull via coach, with services running to and from Hull Paragon Interchange from across the country.

  • National Express services run from London to Hull, in under 6 hours
  • Megabus services run from East Midlands Parkway to Hull city centre.
  • EYMS run buses throughout East and North Yorkshire, connecting Hull to York, Bridlington and Scarborough. EYMS have a free journey planner app (App Store / Google Play).

By car

Make sure  you check and plan your route before you travel. There are a number of car parks located across Hull city center, which you can see here.

  • If you are travelling to Hull from Liverpool, Manchester or Leeds, take the M62 until it turns into the A63. The A63 will take you along the north shore of the Humber into Hull.
  • If you’re travelling to Hull from London or the south, you can take the A1 and turn off at Newark-on Trent or Doncaster, and then head north east. If you take the A15 east of Scunthorpe it will take you over the Humber Bridge straight into Hull. Please note that the Humber Bridge is a toll road, you can find out the latest toll charges here.
  • If you’re travelling down from Scotland or from the north, take the A1 down, and after Leeds join the M62 eastbound.

Getting Around

The University of Hull Campus is easily accessible from Hull City Centre as well as most parts of the UK. You can find more information here.

Please return to this webpage at a date nearer to the Festival, to find out more information regarding on-campus parking availability and transport options to campus.

Hull public transport

Hull has a great network of buses and taxis that will keep you well connected to our event venues and the University campus during the Festival. If you are arriving into Hull Paragon Interchange railway station, there is both a bus and taxi rank very nearby which are well signposted.

Download the EYMS free journey planner app where you can instantly buy tickets and view bus timetables. (App Store / Google Play),

Hull city centre parking

There are a number of car parks located across Hull city center, which you can see here.

Please return to this webpage at a date nearer to the Festival, to find out more information regarding city centre parking availability.


University of Hull Campus accommodation

The University of Hull has accommodation available on campus  where a big part of the Festival programme will take place. Please enquire directly via their website here.  Mention the British Science Festival and a member of the Beyond Events team will look after your enquiry.

Hull city centre accommodation

There are several hotels located in Hull city center, and you can  book your stay through this bespoke Visit Hull & East Yorkshire website.


University of Hull Campus access

All University of Hull campus venues are wheelchair accessible. DisabledGo provides detailed guided for all campus buildings here. There are a number of disabled parking spots on campus, which will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Hull city centre accessibility

The majority of city centre venues are wheelchair accessible. Please refer to each venue’s weblink for more details.

We endeavor for the Festival to be fully accessible but, due to the nature of some event activities, this may not always be possible. Any activities or events that are not accessible will be clearly noted under that event’s description.

Closer to the Festival, we will list here any non-accessible venues so please return to this page for more details.

Places to eat

Food on the University of Hull Campus

There will be several cafes and eateries open on the University of Hull Campus throughout the Festival. You will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner near all the Festival venues.

Food in Hull city centre

You can see a list of restaurants, bars, and cafes located in Hull city center, by searching on the Visit Hull & East Yorkshire website here.

Terms & Conditions

Film & Photography

Filming and photography will be taking place at events. If you don’t wish to be filmed/photographed, please ask one of our Festival Assistants for a yellow lanyard at the door of our events or at the Festival Box Office.

Code of Conduct

During the Festival, no attendee shall act in breach of the criminal law or incite hatred, violence, or intolerance.

Whilst the Festival endeavors to be a platform for constructive debate, it is also dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of their gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, disability, religious or other similar belief, sexual orientation, or age. We do not tolerate any form of harassment towards Festival speakers/participants, staff, volunteers, or attendees. We retain the right to refuse admission to an event or the Festival as a whole to anyone who we reasonably consider does not abide by this Code of Conduct.

Safety & Security

For your safety, enhanced security measures will be in place and we will be conducting random bag searches.

Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities available throughout the Festival, so please make alternative arrangements for any large bags. You will not be permitted to leave any personal belongings unattended or in spaces where they pose a health & safety risk or disrupt the other attendees’ experience (e.g. aisles, fire exits, seats/chairs in busy event venues).