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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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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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Nice place to spend some quiet time!

I am not particularly knowledgeable about works of art but I find this a lovely relaxing place to spend time in. There is a lot of local art and visitors to the area would enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Free to enter. Very clean. Very informative including with touchscreens. The touchscreens have writing, sound, pictures and Sign Language. Friendly staff. Good shop. Cafe seemed popular. Quiz for during visit. Children's area. Able to touch some exhibits.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I am not particularly knowledgeable about works of art but I find this a lovely relaxing place to spend time in. There is a lot of local art and visitors to the area would enjoy the local history. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy and appreciate what's offered here! Entrance is free and there is a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Turned up on Monday to find it closed for the day. We should have checked but didn't expect the Laing to take to closing one day a week. So back on Friday and the main gallery with John Martins etc was being used for a wedding so we couldn't go in there. We were amazed that the gallery management could... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good selection of pictures especially of the North East or by North easterners but not exclusively. Look for John Martin striking pictures, pictures of historic Newcastle scenes; "The Marriage of Arts" stained glass windows; and of course Isabella and the pot of Basil by William Holman Hunt. Gainsborough's Burne-Jones' etc. Pottery and modern masters prints. Exhibitions - current one about... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, we're glad you enjoyed the local art we have here at the Laing and hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & wear Archives & Museums. More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Laing Gallery in the heart of Newcastle city centre is very well worthwhile visiting and entry is free into the main galleries. It is not a large art gallery but one can happily spend a couple of hours here enjoying seeing some wonderful works from 18th, 19th and 20th century artists as well as a really fascinating exhibition of... More 

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

Many thanks for the great review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & wear Archives & Museums. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited on a grey wet day, that's what Art Gallery's are for. Most of the Gallery is free apart from one main exhibition. It is just about the right size and has some interesting art works. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Overall worth a visit if you have a spare hour or two.

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

Thanks for a lovely review. We hope you choose to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & wear Archives & Museums. More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This small (two rooms) but important exhibition explores the connections between British art and the Spanish Civil War. It also includes work by Spanish artists such as Picasso (Weeping Woman), Miro and Goya. The exhibition picks up a number of different themes and is well set out. There are contributions from (mostly) Republican sympathisers, but also one or two that... More 

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

Thank you so much for the five star review! It is so lovely to hear how much you enjoyed our current exhibition. We hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Dont waste time going its a massive building loads of giant rooms full of crappy art and ones got a soft play, it could of been a place that was done up to be a music venue as its so much bugger and better for that than the one down the road. The art work never used to be any... More 

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Newcastle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Thanks very much for your review, we hope you visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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 

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