Ferens Art Gallery

Named after ex-Hull MP, Thomas Ferens, the Ferens Art Gallery was opened in 1927 after Thomas Ferens himself donated the site and money to open the gallery. The gallery features an extensive array of both permanent collections and roving exhibitions. The building also houses a children’s gallery and a popular cafe.

Among the exhibits is a portrait of an unknown woman by Frans Hals and in 2013 the gallery acquired a fourteenth-century painting by Pietro Lorenzetti depicting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter. The acquisition was jointly funded by the Ferens Endowment Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.

What's on at Ferens Art Gallery


Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist

Thomas Robinson Ferens' philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most...

Fri 13 Jan - Sun 31 Dec, Various Times
Ferens Art Gallery  | Free

Exhibits, Galleries & Conventions

Turner Prize 2017

Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited...

Tue 26 Sep - Sun 7 Jan, Various Times
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Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Gallery Expedition (Term Time Only) For mini artists, explore texture, light, shape and colour each week through toys, song, materials...

Tue 21 Nov - Tue 12 Dec, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ferens Art Gallery  | Free


Links and information

Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens
Twitter: twitter.com/HullFerens
Phone: 01482 300 300
Email: museums@hullcc.gov.uk

Address & Map

Ferens Art Gallery, Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RA
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