Days out in Yorkshire: Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

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Have you ever just sat and looked at a painting, I mean, really looked, so close you can see the brush strokes?

Or so far away the people pop out from their backdrop?

It takes time to create a masterpiece, and Ferens Art Gallery in Hull is arguable a masterpiece in itself.

Take a stroll around the changing exhibitions and sculptures from the really fancy to the far out. Rest assured, you don’t need to be an art critic to enjoy a visit here.

From warships to lions, there is something for everyone here. For starters it’s free, so you are guaranteed to see something different with temporary exhibitions all year round.

Don’t miss out on a chance to see the new art exhibition 3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night running until Dec 14. There are 22 international artists represented in the exhibition exploring nighttime themes such as clubbing, paranoia, nature and whiteness.

Another must-see is one of the pieces by the painter Frans Hals, his unidentified woman leaves us wondering who she really is. It’s a real mystery and fun to guess whether she’s a friend, wife or something more.

It’s great for kids too – check out the Children’s Art Gallery where they can craft their own works of art and they even have family resources packs for inspiration.

You could even have lunch in the Venue café which offer light bites, from salads to steaming paninis.

Its large open spaces make it accessible for all. Don’t miss out on a chance to get creative!

FACTFILE

Price: Free

Opening Times: 10am-5pm (Sun 1.30pm-4.30pm)

Address: Queen Victoria Square, Hull

Car Parking: Princess Quay shopping centre

Attraction Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferensartgallery

Telephone: 01482 300 300

Sat Nav: HU1 2NL

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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