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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Great gallery and permanent exhibits but found this years art show not to our liking

Fantastic building very centrally located. Benefits from a major recent refurbishment including... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allotmenteerconsumer
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Goxhill, United Kingdom
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Great gallery

We travelled especially to Hull and the Ferens for the opening of the Sea of Hull exhibit. What a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
FionaSeatree
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Sunderland, 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 renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions. The Gallery has a varied education and events programme that includes tours, talks and art workshops. The gallery's first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans the medieval period to the present day. These include European Old Masters, particularly Dutch and Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, including video. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.
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| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic building very centrally located. Benefits from a major recent refurbishment including cafe - not visited today. We came just to see the annual local art exhibition. It is extensive and diverse, but for our taste,apart from the justified winners, rather disappointing. Permanent exhibition continues...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We travelled especially to Hull and the Ferens for the opening of the Sea of Hull exhibit. What a lovely gallery and the staff were very welcoming and informative.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to have a coffee never been in the gallery before. Lovely cafe in nice surroundings sat overlooking the water, coffee was good decided to have a scone which was very nice but rather over priced, more staff on then customers!! Would return but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is lovely, the staff very keen to chat about exhibits, and the exhibition very well presented

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Despite originating from East Yorkshire, we now live over 400 miles away, so Christmas was the first time to get home and fit in some 'culture' before 2017 ended. The gallery has been sympathetically upgraded since my last visit, and the permanent galleries as usual...More

Thank R S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

2017 city of culture, lots of great Art , old and new , Hull is fast becoming a great art city.Turner prize 2017 , a must see in Hull

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The permanent collection has a few gems but we were here mainly for the Turner Prize. If the Turner Prize is to get us thinking then it succeeded but I thought it was a weaker field this year. I don't think removing the age limit...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Went and viewed the four entrants exhibitions. Work was very varied and different very good exhibition which was explained to us by city of culture volunteers Well worth a visit but not sure how much longer this is on for. Not been in the art...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Festive season visit to family living in Hull had to include a visit to Ferens. Exhibition did not disappoint - thought provoking and diverse. Very stimulating. Catch it while you can. Gallery looking superb, volunteers so welcoming. Well done Hull.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I'm not an aficianado but it was really interesting to see what Turner entries comprise. I'm none the wiser about how or why they are chosen - only the Simone Weil exhibit really had an impact on me, mainly because of the wonderful b&w pics...More

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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
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Blackwood26513
21 April 2017|
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I think this is well covered at the gallery
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