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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Interesting collection

There is an interesting and varied collection of paintings from different periods. There were... read more

Reviewed today
Jim W
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Prescot, United Kingdom
Outstanding provincial gallery

I have been to the Ferens at least six times in the last year and was never disappointed. I never... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim C
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Beverley, 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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:30
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 today

There is an interesting and varied collection of paintings from different periods. There were a number of portraits, and I was pleased to see a view of Venice by Canaletto. It is well worth visiting.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to the Ferens at least six times in the last year and was never disappointed. I never fail to be thrilled by the maritime section which I feel must be one of the finest marine collections in the country.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great range of different art spanning history. Once again dedicated staff who are willing to help and chat. We visited with two 19 year olds who also very much enjoyed this Hull attraction.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

i love to go here lots off grate art work and it changes now and then has a grate cafe were you can meat up with your freinds and grate for kid to see some school come here to i no i did as a...More

Thank andycowles49
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We liked this gallery, very welcoming staff, good coffee and service before we started which is always a help! The gallery is very interesting and has some wonderful pieces well worth seeing. It’s easy to think London is the centre of art but places like...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Particularly liked the 'Sea of Hull' photos and the video which explained all about it. Very entertaining

Thank Claire G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is free art gallery in Hull. It has a lot of different art from lots of different periods of time. It has a mixed range of art . It has the range of lots of paints for those who really love there paints to...More

Thank alexadams62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting art gallery but sadly little from the pre Victorian period. Nicely laid out with some interesting pictures.

Thank durham05
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a big fan of Hull and it’s a delight to see it regenerating through 2017 City of Culture. Things got off on the right foot as I took my short 2 hour 45 minute journey from London Kings Cross and arriving at the elegant...More

Thank Onlyplacesilike
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk around this lovely old building certainly gives a sense of calm. Many of the displays are not to my taste but there was the odd one that appealed to me. They do have different exhibitions and hopefully I may come across one that...More

Thank curlytail55
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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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I think this is well covered at the gallery
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