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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, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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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Newcastle
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202 reviews 202 reviews
91 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Location is really close to the city center so makes an easy bolt-hole for an hour or two if the weather isn't great. Nice building, and the exhibitions change reasonably often so you might catch something different.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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298 reviews 298 reviews
63 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We travelled from Peterborough to Newcastle for the day, to go to the Jonathan Yeo exhibition at the Laing Gallery. The exhibition was superb. We took the opportunity to have a look around the rest of the gallery, which is just the right size to spend a while browsing without being overwhelmed by the number of exhibits. The café was... More 

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

We are honoured that you made the trip from Peterborough to visit us and we're very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for the five star review! We hope you decide to visit again in the future. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The permanent exhibits are great and the current exhibition of portraits by Jonathan Yeo is superb but, this is nothing new. The Laing continues to surprise with each exhibition it puts on. As a regular visitor I am never bored, always engaged and often amazed by the quality of their exhibitions. If you go, don't miss 'Isabella and the Pot... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely words, Terry. We are so pleased you continue to visit and enjoy the gallery. We hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Amble, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

what a delightful gallery... friendly staff who let us leave our very large bag while we browsed - a lovely building, a very nice collection of Victorian painting and artifacts nicely presented and on top of all that a good cafe for lunch. after the Baltic this was such a pleasant surprise and while i realise it possibly caters for... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review, we are pleased you had such a great experience at our gallery. We hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Heysham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A combination of local interest paintings and more renound artists with the odd special exhibition thrown in. The local work shows the development of the local area in pictures and is really quite interesting particularly the development of Newcastle and the building of the iconic Tyne bridge. Upstairs you will find general interest work including a mesmerising Holman Hunt and... More 

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

Thank you very much for the fantastic review! We're pleased you enjoyed browsing our collection and hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I happened across the Laing Art Gallery on a recent visit to Newcastle. This is a fanstastic small gallery - great permanent art and cultural artefacts collection, very interesting permanent exhibitions on local cultural history, and good temporary exhibitions also.

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Newcastle and our gallery. Thank you very much for the lovely review. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

Thanks very much for the five star review! We are delighted that you continue to enjoy the gallery's offer and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

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