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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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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Came in from shopping as City Centre was really hot today. Nice surprise a new free exhibition had opened by Jeremy Deller which includes John Martins Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah which I just love! Lovely mix of old and contemporary art throughout the Gallery - will pop back to see the rest next time I'm in town as did... More

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

Dear Karen, thanks for visiting the Laing and it's great to hear you enjoyed the new exhibition, 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. It's on show until 26 October so plenty of time to see it again! Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More

lincoln
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Called in for a nice break from shopping and really enjoyed it, some nice works, local and wider afield. Ate in the cafe Laing and had a light but excellent lunch at a very reasonable price.

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

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Gallery and our cafe, we hope to see you again soon! Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Laing is worth a visit,collection is small but varied.,entrance to permanent collection free .Currently good Turner/Constable exhibition for which a small charge Two shops,one with more expensive but very unusual gifts.The cafe is also good

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

Thanks for your review and for visiting the Laing Art Gallery, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit More

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