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Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
Phone Number: 0191 232 7734
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Owner description: The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is...
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. The Gallery has a packed programme of free events including gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events. Free entry.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Laing's central location directly next to the new library building makes it a perfect location for nipping in on a trip to town. The Laing has more 'traditional' paintings and sculpture rather than contemporary installations that you might find in the Baltic, and has some wonderful pieces which are definitely worth looking at. The building itself is impressive and... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Jonothan Yeo display was brilliant and well balanced by Vivienne Leigh photographs and the stunning Gone with the wind bird in flight- truly amazing. Lovely and helpful staff, nice cafe . Money well spent

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Management response:

Thank you for the five star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our current exhibitions. We hope you will visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited here last weekend for the first time with my family and the grandparents. Was pleasantly surprised by the collections on show, especially that of the local area. We had a bite to eat in the cafe, which was good quality and value; then browsed the little shop which offers some beautiful hand crafted items. Would recommend a visit.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review, I'm pleased you and your grandparents enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Yhis art gallery has improved over the years as a place to visit with children. Went during half term for the activities day and the curators were just great. The children made a picture window and really enjoyed the experience but even more so being taken up stairs for a " private" viewing of the seagull, or so they thought.... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again! Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Newcastle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

as a frequent visitor to this fabulous gallery over many years, I am growing increasingly concerned as to the deteriorating standards of customer service I have experienced lately. Yesterday Monday 10 November I made a long anticipated trip to see the new portrait exhibition of Jonathan Yeo's work, only to be turned away by a surly guy at the desk,... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you didn’t get to experience our fantastic new exhibitions and I sincerely apologise that your visit was unpleasant. Unfortunately the gallery is closed on Mondays, though the Laing shop will be open each Monday until 24 December. We want our guests to feel welcome here at all times and we will look into... More 

Carlisle, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Interesting gallery with a mix of static and changing art, and very good to see activities for young children taking place. It also has a cafe and a rather nice shop with a great range of cards and small gifts.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I met a friend of mine in town we spent the afternoon browsing the art & sculptures very pleasant indeed, I have visited the laing a number of times over the years witnessing a lot of changes, however I feel the larger rooms could house more paintings but nice clean toilets & I believe the overall interior has been refurbished.... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Since your visit two new exciting exhibitions have opened in galleries A and B - Starring Vivien Leigh and Jonathan Yeo Portraits. We do hope you take the time to come back and see them. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's not the Laing's fault that Newcastle's great & good didn't provide it with a mass of top class art. But there a few nice paintings in the collection and the room of local stuff is certainly worth a walk around. The Cullercoats paintings are grand, of course However, it's what happens beyond those rooms which is repeatedly disappointing about... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Laing and I’m sorry to hear your experience wasn't as enjoyable as you’d hoped. Each touring show we have here will not always appeal to everyone, which is why we try and include a wide variety throughout the year. On 8 November two new and very different exhibitions from the National... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
155 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A very diverse museum but worth the effort to go and see all the paintings and exhibits they have. A wonderful collections of paintings that covered a huge variety of art. The shaft of Light exhibition of Miners art was wonderful. give your self plenty of time to see all these wonderful paintings otherwise you will be disappointed if you... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a five star review! I hope you can visit us again in the future Julie Milne, Chief Curator More 

newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We really need to be appreciative of the fact that in Tyne and Wear we have access to some amazing treasures absolutely free of charge. Living in Newcastle I have been to the Laing before but like many others I'm sure I'm guilty of taking a bit for granted. The fact that something is on your doorstep often means that... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

I'm glad you came back to visit the Laing again and that you had an enjoyable time. Hopefully you'll be back again now you've rediscovered us! Julie Milne, Chief Curator More 

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