Ferens Art Gallery

***Our museums and gallery are currently closed.*** We’re delighted at the announcement that museums & galleries can start to safely open their doors this summer. We’re working to put measures in place to ensure this happens in a safe and responsible way. We’ll announce more details about a date for re-opening as soon as we can.

The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art.

Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederic Lord Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.


How to find us

The Ferens Art Gallery is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Maritime Museum and Hull City Hall.


Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Carr Lane

General Enquiries - 01482 300 300

School and Group Booking – 01482 318 733

Opening hours
Monday 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Last admission - 30 minutes before closing

We are open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday) and closed 24 to 28 of December inclusive and 1 January.

Public transport

  • Please follow the latest guidelines on travel and public transport.
  • Hull bus and train station (Paragon Interchange) is a 10 minute walk away. The nearest bus stop is Myton Bridge on Alfred Gelder Street. 


  • Short stay pay and display parking is available at Lowgate car park on Wilberforce Drive, just a 5 minute walk away.
  • There is on street parking on Saville Street and 9 designated disabled parking spaces on Paragon Street (behind City Hall).

Roads and Paths

  • Ferens Art Gallery has ramp entrance with a shallow incline.


While you are here

Assistance Dogs

  • Assistance dogs are welcome.

Moving Around

  • There is a lift near the Studio space which can take you up to the Men’s toilets and Education Room.
  • There is a lift in the lobby area which can take you up to Galleries 11 and 12.
  • We have a manual wheelchair available to borrow.


  • There is an accessible toilet (including baby change facility) on the ground floor opposite the Studio space.
  • There is another a set of toilets to the right of the café space at the rear of the building, including a combined accessible toilet/baby change and unisex cubicles.
  • The nearest Changing Places toilet is in the Wilson Centre, to the left as you go in the Queens Gardens entrance. There is an additional Changing Places toilet at the Guildhall. Please ask at the reception for directions.


  • We have a manual wheelchair available to borrow
  • We have an audio descriptive guide of gallery highlights. You can borrow a handset (and headphones) for a £5 returnable deposit from staff in the lobby. You can download the audio tracks to your phone by visiting https://vocaleyes.co.uk/venues/ferens-art-gallery/

Gift shop

  • Our gift shop offers a variety of postcards, cards and prints, plus a selection of art and craft books.