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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Lovely gallery containing some great art.

Make sure you visit this gallery to refresh your senses and stimulate the mind. Always something of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bunnykins5
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York, United Kingdom
Great Visit

Came here on Friday the 13th July mostly to take My Sister to see the Clangers Display. Have not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve G
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Hull
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 yesterday

Make sure you visit this gallery to refresh your senses and stimulate the mind. Always something of interest to see, touch or hear. So convenient and easy to find, and it is free! There is no excuse for not popping in but give yourself enough...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Came here on Friday the 13th July mostly to take My Sister to see the Clangers Display. Have not been here for years and forgot what a great place this is to visit, would recommend a visit for those that are either Art lovers or...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived bang on 4.00pm today for a very quick walk round the gallery (knowing it shuts in 30 mins time) only to be told by a man on the door I could not go in and have a look round despite the fact it was...More

Thank Gregan C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This proved more interesting than anticipated. Should have started in Gallary numbers which takes you through the different periods to the present day. Good to see both well and lesser known artists as well as local artists. Recommend a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in hull and want a bite to eat try the art gallery. The cafe has an array of food sandwhices, jacket potatoes , cakes etc . We had tea and cakes which we enjoyed . There was a feeding chair for your little...More

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

such a great place to look at old art and new modern art a place to chill and absorb the wealth of our heritage and a great cafe

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Ferens off and on throughout my life, spend an hour of so today saw many of my old favourites, my personal old favourite being the Fish Market by the Flemish Artist Joachim Beuckelaer. Fascinate me as a kid... Todays Highlight was...More

Thank brip174
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only time I have ever spent a night in Hull. I saw a notice for the Bagpuss and Clangers exhibition, so zoomed over - only to be told I was "too late and the doors were closed". I looked at my watch and it...More

Thank LancashireHel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited June 2018. A mainstay of my time at the university it is good to see the overhaul of the building. Now nicely arranged although no cloakroom. A sound collection of paintings, space for exhibitions (Bagpuss and Clangers not forgetting Noggin the Nog) and highlighted...More

Thank sgreenslo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to this gallery for years. Nice clean interior that is well laid-out. Information boards are excellent. Good variety of exhibits. Only gripe was that café 'rules' were odd. Having to find a table number before you can order is difficult when many of...More

Thank philandjude
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dk2822
5 June 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
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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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David H
22 April 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
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