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Ferens Art Gallery - Hull

Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has a special gallery just for under 5's

Ferens Art Gallery is a family friendly accessible gallery in Hull. The gallery dislays a permanent collection showing art through the ages and including works by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

Permanent collections include:
European Old Masters: including works from the 16th and 17th centuries
18th Century and Victorian & Edwardian.

Several of the galleries are employed to bring temporary exhibitions ensuring that the gallery always has something new and fresh for returning visitors.

A unique feature is the children's gallery, a multi sensory gallery employing touch sight and sound to engage young minds (and bodies). The gallery is a vibrant and stimulating area which aims to help children develop the skills to investigate art on many levels.

Ferens Gallery Opening Time & Prices

Admission is FREE

Monday to Saturday
10am - 5pm

1.30 - 4.30pm


  • Gift Shop
  • La Loggia Cafe
  • Toilets


For wheelchair users the Ferens Art Gallery can be accessed via a ramp, lifts are available to the first floor galleries.
Disabled toilets are available
Baby change facilities are available
JORDY (Joint Optical Reflective Display) viewer is available for use by visually impaired visitors.
Guide dogs are welcome
The children's gallery uses a multi-sensory approach, combining sight, sound and touch.
A sensory tour can be organised for groups.

Ferens Art Gallery Contact Details

Ferens Art Gallery
Hull City Council
Queen Victoria Square
Tel: 1482 300300

Website: Ferens Art Gallery

Events at Ferens

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

For mini artists, explore texture, light, shape and colour each week through toys, song, materials and movement. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free, Drop in

Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea

Saturday 1 April - Monday 28 August

Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in a new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists and filmakers curated by Invisible Dust.

Exploring sea-related themes, including monster myths, local fishing communities, Hull's role as a maritime city and the implications of climate change, Offshore includes ambitious new art commmissions that relate to the museums' collections.