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Ferens Art Gallery

| Queen Victoria Square, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 3RA, England
+44 1482 300300
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Great Skins Exhibition

During 2016 the rebound photographer Spencer Tunick was in Hull taking some pictures for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy U
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Top quality municipal gallery

This gallery has a well presented permanent collection. For a municipal facility it is very good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheffield, 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 yesterday

During 2016 the rebound photographer Spencer Tunick was in Hull taking some pictures for a collection 'Sea of Hull' they are currently on display in the Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Skins exhibition. If you like the human body as an art form...More

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 2 days ago

This gallery has a well presented permanent collection. For a municipal facility it is very good and reflects Hull's commercial development. The special exhibition (Skin) is thought provoking and often disturbing. Staff and volunteers enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank MrPokey
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to see the Skin exhibition the works by Mueck are astounding its difficult to believe they are not alive they are that real. Also the Rembrandt collection on display is superb. Must spend more time in here to discover its hidden gems.

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting little gallery in the heart of Hull. It has everything from Raphaels to modern art galleries. It focuses on a theme, and has some interesting works. There is everything from paintings to statues. The gallery is focused on Hull and the...More

Thank eschimel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Started the City of Culture trail here,couldn't, have chosen better Very helpful friendly staff, explained layout , especially to assist less able. Cafe on ground floor provided a varied choice of lite bites with a quick and a very officious service. Lift to first floor,provided...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a pile of rocks and stones which provide a very niche and artistic setting. As you continue around the gallery quitely taking in the atmosphere of modern day art.... it is quite enthusiastic to know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The compact nature of the Ferens makes it very easy to visit. The rooms are bright and airy and the art on offer really well presented and interesting. I particularly liked the maritime paintings on the first floor. The staff are very helpful in all...More

Thank MrsBiffo
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's big and it's free, with some excellent paintings and, currently, an amaising resin sculpture exhibition.

Thank ianhobsonuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went expecting to see the usual exhibits but were delighted with the presentations of different aspects of art.They varied from the pile of jetsom, to the sculptures of skin.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in May. The gallery has been thoroughly refurbished in recent times and is now a first rate place to visit. Part of the exhibition reflects the "blue" photo shoot at the end of 2016 as a contribution to the 2017 City of Culture....More

Thank John S
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David H
When is it open
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.
Do the gallery and exhibitions have disabled access
22 April 2017|
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Response from Milanoman2810 | Reviewed this property |
I think this is well covered at the gallery