The Avenues Centre, Park Avenue, HU5 4BS  -New for 2020

The Avenues Centre on Park Avenue began its life in 1888 as the Industrial School for Girls. But what was an ‘Industrial School’ and what did we find out about its special character which resulted in it being Listed Grade 2 in 2016? 

Conservation Adviser Hilary Byers briefly introduces us to the early years of this building. She then takes us on a tour to see some of the surviving features which help to tell its story.

There is much still to learn about the later history of this building. Perhaps you have memories of it as a ‘School for Crippled Children’, an Art School, a Civil Defence Centre, an in-service training centre for teachers or adult education centre? Bring along any photos and your memories.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and determination of local people, the Goodwin Trust and the City Council, the building has a future too. Come and meet some of the creative people who are bringing it back to life.

You might like to compare the Avenues Centre with the Old School at Northumberland Avenue, occupied by Humber Archaeology, which was designed by the same architects.

  • The Avenues Centre is near the Chanterlands Avenue end of Park Avenue.
  • Car parking and ramped access at the rear. Lift to 1st floor; a few steps to some rooms.
  • No booking necessary but numbers on tours might need to be limited.