The Ferens Art Gallery, located in the very centre of the city, was a gift from industrialist and member of parliament Thomas Ferens in the 1920s. The collection is varied but of a very high standard, featuring Italian, Dutch and English painters in the main, including Canaletto, Hals, Stubbs and Constable. A particular favourite is Lady Butler's Inkerman, a moving portrayal of the aftermath of the battle. Local artists also feature, including David Hockney and Beverley's Frederic Elwell.
Upstairs are rooms devoted to other local artists with an emphasis on Hull's maritime history.
The gallery has an excellent cafe serving light meals.
And, of course, like most British public galleries, entrance is free.
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