University of Hull Art Collection, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull Campus, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX – Visit Now
If you’re based in Hull and you’re not aware of the art collection nestled in the University library, you must check it out. The University of Hull Art Collection remains to be a small but pertinent collection housing British paintings, sculpture, drawings and Chinese ceramics, all produced between 1890 and 1940. Situated at the heart of the University campus, the collection can be found on the ground floor of the Brynmor Jones Library and features Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer and many more. In recent years, the University has acquired collections from the Camden Town Group, artists from the post-impressionist era and the famous Bloomsbury Group – an influential group of associated writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. The space provides extensive services to both students and the people of Hull. If you find yourself out for a long time and need a refreshment break, there are facilities such as a café – an opportunity to get yourself a snack and a drink whilst you walk around the exhibition hall. On top of this, the gallery hosts regular loan exhibitions and lecture programmes, part of a Friends organisation. Do make sure to check it out as you’ll be able to go to the observatory offering stunning panoramic views of the historic campus.