Amy Johnson – A Life in Pictures

Supported by BAE Systems

As a celebrity, Amy was photographed and photographed! For this exhibition we have drawn on a wide range of sources, both private and public, from the family archives to museum collections, to tell Amy’s remarkable story through contemporary photographs. Many of the images have not been seen before and capture Amy as a child and a student, at home with her family, on holiday, horse riding and motor rallying as well as making celebrity appearances on flights across the world.

These often beautiful and moving pictures also give a rare glimpse of a past era and a rapidly changing world, spanning Amy’s 37 eventful years.

Selected Photographs

Friday 5 August – Saturday 3 September

Free admission

Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull HU2 8BG
Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 9.30am – 4.30pm

Artlink Community Arts Centre, Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QP
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Western Library, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3ED
Monday 1.00pm – 6.00pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm, Thurs 1.00pm – 6.00pm, Saturday 10.00am -1.00pm

Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB
Thursday 8.00am – 7.30pm, Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 8.00am – 12.00pm

…and at other pop-up locations throughout the city.


The Collected Photographs

Tuesday 6 – 27 September 

Exhibition Hall, The Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, Cottingham Road Hull HU6 7RX
10.00am – 5.00pm daily, including Sunday

Free admission 

Also at 

Saturday 3 September – Sunday 16 October

The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EJ
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Admission: Adults £2, Concessions £1.60, Children under 16 free.


Amy Johnson – A Life in Pictures will be published as a hardback large format photo book to coincide with the exhibition. It will include all the exhibition photos and additional pictures, creating a beautiful and lasting tribute to Amy. 

Sale price £18. Available at exhibition venues, Festival Shop in Zebedee’s Yard, and Waterstones, Jameson Street, Hull. Pre-order your copy at the reduced price of £15 by sending an email to