We are excited to host the must-see event of 2019, the exhibition of Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel masterpiece.

Free tickets are now available to the exhibition that displays Michelangelo’s world-famous work up close for the first time, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artist’s magnificent paintings which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

This is the only exhibition showcasing the entire set of works and is officially licensed by the Vatican Museums. One of 50+ pieces, including a 6mx6m painting of the Last Judgement, this experience allows visitors to view superb reproductions of the elaborate paintings of the Florentine master from a distance of only two metres, with no time constraints, meaning they will be able to appreciate fully their beauty and fine detail.

The exhibition is supported by an extensive programme of unique events and family-friendly activities throughout the six weeks. For details and a full list of events and activities, visit our events page:

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Venue: Hull Minster
Date: 8th October - 18th November
Open: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm*
General viewing: Free

*The above times/days are to be used as a general guide, confirmation can be viewed at the point of booking your ticket.

 To create the exhibition, high resolution versions of photographs taken of the frescoes in the 1990s during the grand restoration are transferred onto special fabric webs to create highly-detailed display panels. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction of the paintings and gives visitors an otherwise impossible close-up view of Michelangelo’s brushwork.

 By separating the paintings into a series of panels, the exhibition allows art lovers to study closely individual elements of the overall artwork and specific aspects of Michelangelo’s artistry.

It means that, for the first time, the elaborate reproductions allow visitors an intimate closeness to the magnificent frescoes – a privilege only a handful of people have enjoyed before the “A Different View” exhibition was created.

Previously, visitors to the Vatican Museums in Rome have only been offered an overall impression of the frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The works are 22 metres above visitors’ heads, making it impossible to admire the work in all its splendour and detail.

Now, far away from the enormous streams of visitors to the Sistine Chapel, visitors to Hull Minster will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking paintings at their leisure.

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We would like to say thank you to our corporate partners who have all backed the Minster’s ambition to make the spectacular exhibition free to enter and as accessible as possible to the whole community.

Patron Partners


Painting Partner



Alan Wood & Partners
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