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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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A little gem that embraces the future as well as the past.

Galleries are often trapped in the past by the exhibits, which can be useful guides to past life... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colin F
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Stowmarket
Enjoyable time filler

Friendly welcome. A logical layout (by time-period). An impressive collection that divided our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FMW13
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Irvine, 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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+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Galleries are often trapped in the past by the exhibits, which can be useful guides to past life, social history and excellent reference points. It is encouraging that when we visited there was a vibrant Open Gallery exhibition showcasing some bang up to date talent...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly welcome. A logical layout (by time-period). An impressive collection that divided our group, proving there's something for everyone's tastes here. A big room given over to an exhibition of painting for sale. Interesting shop. Toilets a bit hard to find. Coffee shop beside the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ferens is another of those Hull surprises we didn't expect to find. This is a medium sized, varied select collection of maritime and general art from the 16th to the 21st centuries. The staff are informative and friendly. the gallery itself is worth a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great mix of new and old. Well worth a visit if you are in Hull for a few days. This and the Old Town were our highlights of a visit to Hull.

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Called in to see the current exhibition work by local artists etc .... some excellent work and worth a visit.. ( and all for free )

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I went to see this gallery for the first time with my visiting boyfriend this year although I have been living in Hull for almost three years now, and I have to say I have been great for saving such a treat until this moment....More

Thank Tatiana G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Good way to spend an hour or two at this place. Always good when free. Quite a lot of stuff to see including some local artists

Thank markwood
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

In common with all of Hull's museums, it's free to enter. Quality space with important art exhibits. And don't forget the rather nice cafe at the back!

Thank Hessle
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Thought we would do something different today and as it was cold outside we decided to have a museum day and go into the ones we had walked past hundreds of times. We are not really into art but with free entry it was worth...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

my wife and i had a walk around this art gallery she is more artistic than me but i still appreciate the skill that goes into creating things. we both really enjoyed our visit very nice place well set out with different rooms. plenty of...More

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Fenella2018
17 March 2018|
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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
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22 April 2017|
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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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I think this is well covered at the gallery
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