Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Carr Lane

Come on a free self-directed visit at Ferens Art Gallery

All groups must pre-book their visit to the Ferens Art Gallery.

Self-directed visits do not feature any delivered element by members of our on-site team but are the perfect way for your group to visit our museum linked to your chosen theme or topic.

Want to stay on site for lunch?

There is a small charge of £1 per person for the use of our on-site Education Room. (Group leaders and support staff are free).

Your group will be invoiced for this after your visit.

Key information

  • Ferens Art Gallery opens at 10am (Monday to Saturday) and 11am on Sundays - we are unable to allow entry into the building before this time
  • We have allocated your visit as a full-day visit but you can state at the time of booking what time you estimate you will be arriving and departing
  • Last entry into the building is 4pm (Monday to Saturday) and 3.30pm on Sunday.
  • To ensure your group's enjoyment and that of other visitors, we ask that large groups stagger their entry into the building to help with general visitor flow - a maximum of 70 group members at a time.
  • Our Studio space can accommodate a maximum of 70 group members plus group leaders/support staff. Large groups will be asked to stagger their lunches

Pre-visit Information

Please ensure you download the Self-directed groups terms and conditions. This sets out our expectations for group behaviour on site and will help with your risk planning.

A link for these will also be included on your confirmation email and ticket.

Self-directed visit terms and conditions (PDF, 275kb)

Ferens Art Gallery - Self-directed visit ideas (PDF, 125kb)

Ferens Art Gallery - Activity Booklet (PDF, 5.75MB)

Booking your self-directed visit and lunch room at Ferens Art Gallery

Bookings for self-directed group visits and our on-site lunch space are done separately via the two sections below.

Please note that availability for our on-site space for lunch is very limited and does not always correlate with the dates listed for self-directed group visits. Your group will not be able to access the space for lunch if you have not booked this in advance.