Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to Beverley 

The hugely popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition – developed and produced by the Natural History Museum - will be back in Beverley this Saturday (14 July).

Sewage surfer © Justin Hofman - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Sewage surfer © Justin Hofman - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Beverley Art Gallery in the Treasure House will host the new 2018 exhibition until Saturday, 8 September, making it an ideal day out for the summer holidays. During the exhibition’s run, the Treasure House will also be open on Sundays.

The free exhibition reflects the 53rd year of the competition, which welcomes entries from professional and amateur photographers in three age groups. For the 53rd competition, the international judging panel of respected wildlife experts reviewed almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Visitors will be able to see 100 acclaimed photographs from all the competition categories, featuring a huge variety of inspiring images.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure the return of this exhibition for 2018, working with our partners at the Natural History Museum, and featuring all the new winning photographs from the 2017 international competition, which will be on show in Beverley for the first time.

“The 2017 touring exhibition brought record-breaking numbers of people to The Treasure House – and to Beverley as a whole – and I have no doubt that the new exhibition will prove just as popular.”

Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, says ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. The awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as a work of art, whilst raising questions about our crucial role in shaping a sustainable future.’ 

During the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the Treasure House will also be hosting ‘Snakes….a slither into a secretive life’, using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning photography to delve into the captivating lives of snakes.

For further details of exhibition opening times, and the exciting events programme to accompany the exhibition, visit www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy 

Keep up to date with what’s happening in the Treasure House by following East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives on facebook or twitter @ERidingLMA.

Opening times for the Treasure House will be :  

Monday, Wednesday and Friday : 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday and Thursday : 9.30am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Sundays : (15 July to 2 September inclusive) : 10am to 4pm

The café in the Treasure House will also be open :

Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 4pm

Saturdays - 9.00am – 3.30pm

Sundays 10.30 am -3pm

On Saturday, 21 July, the first floor of the Treasure House (Museum, Gallery and Cafe) will only be accessible to those who have booked tickets to attend the Really Really Wild Day family event, in line with health and safety regulations for maximum capacities. The building will reopen as normal on Sunday, 22 July. 

For tickets to the event please see www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy

For visitor enquiries, call (01482) 392780.

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