Microbes Exhibit at Ferens Art Gallery!

Hey guys! So last weekend, me, my mum and my sister were in Hull city centre so we decided to visit the new exhibit that had arrived in Ferens Art Gallery. It was called Microbes and it featured lots of suspended microbe pods of varying shapes, sizes and colours. The interactive exhibition was inspired by the mesmerising imagery and bacteria and the cells that live inside us. We were able to walk through and delicately touch the bacteria as they swayed and bumped into each other. Also, the bacteria inflated and deflated every few minutes as if they were breathing which was seriously cool. So in today’s post, I will be reviewing the Microbes Exhibit!

Walking into the exhibit, I was met with the sight of various vibrant microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. They were suspended from the ceiling and were scattered around the room. I noted that there were many families visiting the exhibit and the children were really entertained by the microbes so I definitely think this is a great exhibit for people of all ages to enjoy but especially families.

I reached out to touch one of the microbes and it was so satisfying as my finger sank into its squishy exterior. After wandering around to properly see all the different microbes, I realised that every few minutes they would deflate and then inflate again. This gave the impression that they were breathing which I thought was a really cool effect. I spent ages staring at one of them, waiting for it to breathe and it was particularly interesting to see how it’s long dangly antennas flopped down and suddenly sprung to life again.

There were also facts about microbes dotted around the room so you could be educated about how incredible they were. I have to admit that I only find certain parts of science interesting but cell biology and microbes are definitely fascinating to me. I think it’s so amazing that we have things as tiny as microbes in us and that every little cell and microbe in our body comes together to create us. I definitely appreciated being able to learn a little more about microbes through this exhibit.

Overall, I thought this exhibit was fantastic! The microbes were so interesting to look at and watch and it was cool to learn more about them. I would definitely reccomend it if you want to visit something that you may not normally class as art. It’s on until September 1 if you would like to visit it.

Thank you for reading this post! Do you have an art gallery near you? Let me know in the comments section! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull


  1. This is such a weird exhibition idea! I have never seen or heard about an exhibition about microbes before but I guess it is a fun way of getting kids and adults to learn about microbes and biology as a whole. xx

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