Ferens Art Gallery


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, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

Entry to the gallery is free with no booking required. Just drop in!

Please read the following information before your visit

If you're feeling unwell

If you are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, please do not visit; delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

Your safety is our priority

We have made a few changes that put your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, first.  These are some of the additional safety and hygiene measures we have put in place:

Hand sanitiser stations

Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to our museum and at regular intervals, for you to use. You will be asked by our staff to use hand sanitiser on arrival. If you prefer to use your own hand sanitiser please ensure you show it to our staff on arrival.


Facilities and amenities


We aim to make access to our museums and gallery enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public.

Please be aware that some of our staff may be wearing face masks or eye protection which can impact on their ability to communicate clearly. If you have any issues please ask for further assistance.

PDF icon Visual Story Ferens July 2021.pdf


Audio Guides can be made available on request, so we can ensure they are clean and safe for you to use. Call us on 01482 616 398

If you prefer you can download the following apps in advance of your visit.

Cloakrooms and buggy parks

Travel light and only bring what you need as we are not able to provide cloakroom or buggy storage. This is to help keep you and our staff safe.


Please note toilets and baby changing facilities are currently limited across our museum and gallery sites.

For more information about toilet facilities at each site please download our visitor information maps 

Explore our collections

Explore a sample of our collections before your visit:

Humber Museums Partnership

Museums Collections



Feel free to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use, unless a sign says you shouldn't. Please share your visit on social media by tagging us in on Twitter: @HullFerens, Facebook: Hull Museums and Instagram @FerensArtGallery.


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.


  • 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.


The cafe is open 10am-3.30pm Monday - Saturday, and 11am-3.00pm on Sundays.