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Laing Art Gallery

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Address: New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
Phone Number: 0191 232 7734
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its...
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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I visit the Laing every couple of years and chose to go last month to see the Amber exhibition and the children's illustrations exhibition too. Most exhibitions are free to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I visit the Laing every couple of years and chose to go last month to see the Amber exhibition and the children's illustrations exhibition too. Most exhibitions are free to access so great if you're on a budget. There's a cafe, shop and loos on site - you can easily spend half a day looking around. If you're visiting soon... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Free entry! True but as you enter you walk immediately into the shop and some very nice bits they sell too, although my visit was now a few months back I was not overly impressed at the time with some of the Art in the Gallery. However the paintings do vary from time to time and maybe my taste is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've always loved the Laing Art Gallery as a wonderful cultural gem in the middle of Newcastle, but until my daughter booked it for her wedding ceremony I didn't realise what an excellent venue it was for this propose. First of all, watching my daughter get married in the Pre Raphaelite room upstairs is something I shall never forget, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I went here so I could see the children's illustration exhibition which was very interesting but there is a charge to see it. The photo exhibition of life in the north east was good and interesting. Defiantly worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a great place to see Northern art, beautiful building, welcoming signs (for those needing the bathroom), cool place for coffee and it's free.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Free entry and great location makes this a must visit. It houses temporary and permanent exhibitions including superb paintings by John Martyn - don't leave without seeing his Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a small and attractive gallery. Some lovely pre-Raphaelite works. The special exhibition on illustration of children's books was excellent.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to see the Amber Exhibition & was not disappointed. The museum is free except for certain exhibitions, check before going. Plenty to see & activities were available for children. There is a shop selling cards, local crafts etc & cafe. The staff are friendly & helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Takes about an hour to go through. Has a fantastic collection of paintings of Newcastle sights through the centuries. Go walk the river Tyne and then come here to see how it all looked in the 1700s. Also in August 2015 has a cool section of original paintings and creative response paintings by students next to them. Free to visit,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I made a special trip to see the 'Picture This' exhibition while staying in York and was not disappointed. The gallery is an interesting building in itself, with a modern entrance area and shop but with older galleries beyond. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed my visit to the cafe at the rear which has a wide... More 

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