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Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery


Few can resist glancing at a blue plaque to see what it says. Was someone famous born here? Is there something unusual about this ordinary-looking building? Or did it play an important part in the history of the place?

Plaques are there to surprise and to inform, and to help tell a story that can be as revealing to life-long residents as to thos visiting for the first time.

Kingston upon Hull has a proud tradition in its plaques, dating back almost 50 years, the first few having been put up to commemorate the Cornation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Our distinctive plaques have been much admired. As befits a maritime city, they have a nautical appearance, with their characteristic gold ropework rim and inner circle.

Over the years, the City Council has put up as many as 30 plaques in the Old Town, which is the historic heart of the city. As well as plaques to famous people, families and events, you will find them marking our old town walls and gates, docks and other features of our maritime and industrial heritage, together with other buildings which are an important part of our history.

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
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Toilets Nelson Street (with disabled facilities), North Church Side (with disabled facilities), Princes Quay Shopping Centre (with disabled facilities), Queen Victoria Square, Guildhall Road (with disabled facilities), Prospect Street (with disable
Refreshments There are a variety of eateries in Hull city centre.

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Hull Tourist Information Centre

01482 223559


1 Paragon Street,



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Map reference: TA 095287  Lat: 53.74319 Long: -0.34115


  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted