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Ferens Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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An absolute perfect place to visit in Hull. Fabulous paintings in the heart of this maritime city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Recently refurbished, the gallery has permanent displays to suit all tastes ranging from Old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Ferens Art Gallery re-opened to the public on Friday 13 January 2017 following its £5.1m refurbishment, celebrating the start of Hull's year as UK City of Culture. Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally...more
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| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An absolute perfect place to visit in Hull. Fabulous paintings in the heart of this maritime city. We visited with locals who had not explored its joy! Give it a go and enjoy!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently refurbished, the gallery has permanent displays to suit all tastes ranging from Old Masters to modern and contemporary art. Also has a variety of temporary installations by various artists and visiting collections.

Thank mjratcliffe386
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ferens Art Gallery holds a masterful collection of classic and contemporary British Art. It is also one of the friendliest designed galleries, with abundant comfortable seating in each room of the gallery for visitors to take a break while viewing the galleries spectacular collection.

Thank Warhol1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Opened in 1927 and funded by a city success story - - Mr Ferens. The gallery is beautiful as a building and has great contents. Including Hockney ( a local) , a Canaletto and Leightons. It is in chronological order and easy to follow. The...More

Thank Surreyfamily35
Reviewed 1 week ago

This art gallery is reall excellent and a must see on your visit to Hull. The collection, though not huge, is excellent and covers all periods of art history. The restored Lorenzetti altarpiece is beautiful and currently the Cezanne masterpiece ‘The Card Players’ is on...More

Thank randn94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ferens is a tardis of a gallery. Collections are of local and national importance with some very good Dutch and Italian works as well as contemporary works. The gallery is also home to four of the Hull nudes photos by Spencer Tunick. At the...More

Thank Auds632
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this Gallery and we are very pleased we made the effort. With a wide range of exhibits from the Baroque and Renaissance to Modern, this is a challenging collection. Having visited the Courtauld on many occasions, it was a delight to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The permanent collection at the Ferens is an absolute delight and well displayed and curated, whatever the temporary changing exhibitions are. I’ve been going to the gallery for years and it’s always been beautiful, but the city of culture status has allowed it to shine...More

Thank Birdingtons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been so many times to this gallery as it's always got something new on show. They have the classic stable of portraits and landscapes, some by famous artists, plus they have some sculptures dotted about. It's a small gallery on the scale of...More

Thank pgb2pgb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great gallery with some excellent art to absorb and admire. Serine surroundings close to main travel hubs and shops, so you can combine calm reflection with a bit of shopping.

Thank Neil C
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from daftbiker | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have restrictions but it’s a big open space so should be ok
March 17, 2018|
Response from Cameron H | Reviewed this property |
With the Ferens Gallery being run by the local council very little input is being made about information for such a great places. You can only get the basic facts such as opening times and a very brief statement about... More
David H
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Claire L | Property representative |
The Ferens Art Gallery is Open: 10am - 5pm Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursdays 10am - 7.30pm Sunday 10am - 4.30pm Thank you