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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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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place

Went today to view the Spanish civil war art, its our second visit to this gallery and I must say, I think we are so lucky to have this place so close to us and the shops. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
jarrowlass2014
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went today to view the Spanish civil war art, its our second visit to this gallery and I must say, I think we are so lucky to have this place so close to us and the shops. The gallery is peaceful and has some wonderful artwork. We can recommend the cafe, so many shoppers pop in for lunch as its... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a nice friendly gallery of most superb art. Small enough not to be too tiring but large enough to satisfy all tastes. Great cafe and shop too.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's not a huge gallery, but it has enough to give you a moment of peace and subtle inspiration, especially when your a uni student ;)

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newcastle upon tyne
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a nice historical gallery with a cafe souvenirshopwith softplay area for toddlers nice and clean but downfall is u can't take photographs

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Contains some little gems of pre-Raphaelite art - "Isabella and the pot of Basil" by Holman Hunt, "love in Idleness" by Alma-Tadema. A nice collection of local ceramics and historical items too. Nice cafe with fresh food.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You've got nothing to lose by visiting because entrance is free. I would only recommend visiting if you like art work though obviously.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We popped in here because it was raining and were pleasantly surprised, we visited the Spanish Civil War exhibition (well worth the admission fee) and then wandered round the rest of the gallery. Some really beautiful art on display - I especially loved the Pre-Raphelite paintings. The cafe was nice as well and very reasonable. Would recommend a visit here.

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Northern England
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a couple of hours to kill before checking out of our hotel so decided to visit the Laing. There are a variety of pictures on show, from pre-Raphaelite to Modern, including Picasso, Miro and Goya, for free. There was an interesting exhibition on the rebuilding of Newcastle (High Level Bridge, Tyne Bridge etc). There was also a pay-to-enter exhibition... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I always go here for a light lunch...I love the peace and quiet and the general feeling of 'slowing down' after hectic shopping...cheap and cheerfull...love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A brilliant, free, fun day out. And not bad toasters either. For a gallery the food wasn't a bad price :)

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

Thank you for the five star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. More 

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