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Laing Art Gallery

New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
0191 232 7734
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
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... more » 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. « less
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
153 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
14 helpful votes 14 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

Stotfold, United Kingdom
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304 reviews 304 reviews
110 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of areas covered within the 'art gallery'; it seems more of a hybrid museum / art gallery. We ended up spending much more time here than we expected. There is a broad spectrum of art covered, much of which relates to the world wars and is very interesting in the perspectives given. There... More

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Gallery and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit Julie Milne, Chief Curator More

Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice museum with enough to see. The exhibitions are well laid out and it is not too far from the city centre. It does provide you an insight to the past with paintings, glassware and recorded stories from locals recollecting about how Newcastle used to be and how they like the present Newcastle. Worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your kind review and I hope you can visit us again in the future Julie Milne, Chief Curator More

N.wales
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I did enjoy some of the exhibits more than others but all in all it was very good and above all it was peaceful. It was nice to walk around without screaming kids everywhere. Lovely building.

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

Thanks for your review of the Laing Art Gallery and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you can come and visit us again in the future. Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More

Solihull
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The museum is relatively small but provides an incredible range of exhibits. I thought the Mariner 9 Mars display was fantastic and the local art was both beautiful and informative. the visit was completed with a great cup of tea and homemade cake in the café. Don't wait for the heavens to open to pop in.

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

Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibitions and the cafe. I hope you can visit us again soon! Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More

Rhos on Sea, North Wales
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

An interesting place to visit but. Not particularly spectacular. One or two interesting items on display but not a lot compared to other galleries

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

Thanks for visiting the Laing and for taking the time to review it. We hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More

kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The square outside the Laing gallery is a quirky surprise. The benches look as if they have been peeled up from the floor, and some of the tiles in the square have flecks of blue in them, hence Blue Carpet. Inside the gallery is a small but serious collection of Pre Raphaelite paintings (Isabella and the pot of basil being... More

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

Thanks very much for your review - it's nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the gallery and our cafe. I hope you can visit us again soon. Julie Milne Chief Curator More

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A good hour's worth of art and history. John Martin's "Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah" is interwoven with an exhibition about the industrial heritage which includes quite a range of artefacts - cinema, aural/vocal as well as painting and design. Nicely presented with lots to think about. Well done.

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

I'm glad you liked our new exhibition. It's on show until 26 October and as you said is free. Thanks for the review! Julie Milne, Chief Curator More

Edinburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I really liked this gallery. Their collections were so interesting and my 2.5 year old loved the interactive room with books, blocks, a mini house and a colour changing water lamp with bubbles. The gallery is so beautiful in the inside, Lovely Stained glass windows in the cafe and the most beautiful old staircase. The gallery is in the city... More

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

Thanks for visiting and I'm glad both you and the little one enjoyed your day. Julie Milne, Chief Curator, Laing Art Gallery More

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