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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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To see Turner nominees

A brief visit to see the Turner nominees but managed to fit in quite a lot of this wonderful... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Started well but ended sadly

Good art gallery but negative response from one of the volunteers regarding my toddler. All the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A brief visit to see the Turner nominees but managed to fit in quite a lot of this wonderful gallery.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Good art gallery but negative response from one of the volunteers regarding my toddler. All the other volunteers were welcoming and full of information, making the visit childfriendly and interesting. However, one volunteer turned this into a sad experience when toddler touched what I first...More

3  Thank Emmsci
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The gallery was recommended by a friend and I'm glad they did! It was beautiful and the art was stunning. It was a relaxed atmosphere and the volunteers and staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food in the cafe is amazing too!

Thank Siobhan T
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited the gallery during Hull's 'City of culture celebrations' whilst on our holiday on the East Yorkshire coast. This was a superb gallery (recently renovated) that had a surprisingly eclectic range of art - from paintings to sculpture to photography. Our hour there was...More

2  Thank PHILandLINDA
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Another apparently 'money no object' Council museum to a really high standard. Plenty for the serious art appreciator as those with a passing interest.

1  Thank davidbsmallwood
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Although small, this Hull favourite has a surprising number of important art works, ranging from 18th century to present day - both British, European & American. Well laid out with plenty of space to avoid jostling for a good view. And like all Hull's museums,...More

Thank empathology
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing venue. A conference room annexed to the Main art gallery in the centre of Hull. Probably an unknown gem of a building as well as quite a collection too. Catering was good and IT support probably the best I’ve experienced for a while.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have been a regular visitor to the gallery since I was a child & it is lovely to see all the old favourites in their new improved surroundings. Enjoyed the opening exhibition & went to see the Turner prize last week & although overall...More

Thank Hull_EastYorksJackie
Reviewed 10 October 2017

London should take lessons in spades in how to host the Turner Prize Everything was brilliantly concierged and totally unpretentious

1  Thank Sanfaeryanne
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stumbled upon this art gallery on our visit, not sure how we missed it the other visits! If you enjoy paintings go have a look in this gallery/ museum. There is a picture of a family of lions that is from I believe the 1800's,...More

Thank ronb712
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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
22 April 2017|
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Response from Milanoman2810 | Reviewed this property |
I think this is well covered at the gallery