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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Brilliant Gallery and cafe

As part of our day visit to Hull we went to Ferens Art Gallery. A very helpful assistant explained... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Great art

This isn't a huge art gallery but there is some impressive art there. The highlight was the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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THE FERENS ART GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAJOR REFURBISHMENT AND WILL REOPEN EARLY 2017. Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions. We also run a lively 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As part of our day visit to Hull we went to Ferens Art Gallery. A very helpful assistant explained where everything was. It is an impressive Art Gallery and it is free. Well worth a visit. The café was superb, nice food, coffee and excellent...More

Thank Edward02
Reviewed 3 days ago

This isn't a huge art gallery but there is some impressive art there. The highlight was the Rembrandt painting, which is on loan for this year from the Queen's collection. Free entry as well!

Thank durham05
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is lovely gallery with spacious big light rooms. There was a good variety of art from old masters to modern. Some excellent exhibitions. Spencer Tunick’s 'Sea of Hull' photographs were very impressive. As were Ron Mueck’s striking sculptures of the human form.

Thank camval
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ferens was an art gallery I regularly visited in the sixties when I was an undergraduate in Hull.It was excellent then and is quite phenomenal now.I visited whist in the Hull for the City of Culture.

Thank PaulS2012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go through the doors and you could belive you are in London or florence or paris the displays are really that good. Of you enjoyed this gallery try a trip to Barcelona you won't regret it.

Thank Heath S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been to the gallery a few times. It's very welcoming, clean and restful place to visit. The art is wonderful, especially the local art that is on view. I particularly liked the pile of stones. You just can't imagine it's the waste materials washed...More

Thank georginakoshy53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were really impressed with the Ferens. First time visit. Rembrandt on loan from Queens Collection is superb. Mueck exhibition was eye-opening. A selection of interesting 19th century paintings, though sadly no pre-Raphaelites. Also enjoyed the short video on the production of the 2016 mass...More

Thank Julian011
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great little gallery. We enjoyed the 20th century rooms and the temporary Skin exhibition. Nice cafe too with a good selection of food.

Thank sue m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like my art galleries in small doses - so was delighted to spend about a hour in the Ferens Gallery in Hull. I tend to think that "artists" who do simple things are in it for the money - but there were plenty of...More

Thank DavidC856
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gallery, good exhibitions. All well presented and easy to follow. Something for everyone. Well worth a visit.

Thank JWMW101
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David H
22 April 2017|
Response from JADxx |
It's open 10am-5pm Mon to Sat with late opening until 7.30pm on Thursday. On Sunday it's open from 11am-4.30pm.
22 April 2017|
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Response from Milanoman2810 | Reviewed this property |
I think this is well covered at the gallery