Ferens Art Gallery

Humber Museums Partnership - Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery’s collection of painting and sculpture spans artistic periods from medieval times to the present day. The collection includes European Old Masters, portraiture, marine paintings, and modern and contemporary British art.


Highlights of the gallery include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick, and Gillian Wearing. The Ferens mounts a regularly changing programme of historic and contemporary art exhibitions both touring and collections’ based in its three large temporary exhibition spaces. The popular annual Open and Junior Open exhibitions provide an opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to show work. Temporary exhibitions have included David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter (2011), Andy Warhol ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund (2012), Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, from the Royal Collection (2012) and Martin Creed ARTIST ROOMS On tour (2013).

Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Last admission to the gallery is 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission to the Ferens Art Gallery is free.

There is a Gift Shop and a Café on site.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.


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Mini Masterpieces: Mixed Media - 30th October 2018


Join us to create mixed media masterpieces inspired by the work of Ian McKeever. Build up layers of paper and paint to create your own artwork to take home and help us create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   £1.50 per child. Drop-in, …

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Collage Creations - 31st October 2018


Drop-in to this collage workshop to create your own layered masterpiece. You’ll be free to use a mix of creative materials to explore light, shape and transparency, inspired by the abstract paintings of Ian McKeever. Get creative and have fun making your own 2D work of art.   Free Drop-in

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A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection - 17th March 2018


Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest. At the heart of Lorenzetti’s masterpiece is an emotional connection suggested between the three figures represented as if engaged in a ‘silent …