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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 2013
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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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We originally visited to see ''The Turner and Constable '' exhibition but were put off by the high entrance fee. As we were there we visited the free ''Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices '' exhibition.We have previously visited ''Cherryburn'' his birthplace so we new some background. The exhibition is fascinating and one can appreciate his talent and his teaching abilities.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We've been to Laing probably couple of dozen times now, they always have interesting exhibitions on and most a free entry. The best exhibition Ive seen was the George Martin exhibition. The cafe is good value and not as over proved as you'd expect in a free gallery. It's well worth a visit if even if you've only got an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Small and slightly confusing layout. Parts closed for exhibition installation. No photography isn't ideal. Some very interesting works though by some very well know artists as well as some less known.

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

Thanks for visiting the Laing Art Gallery. In February we were busy installing a major new exhibition 'Turner & Constable: Sketching from Nature' so there was a short period when two of our gallery spaces were closed for installation. However we do always have the permanent collections of art and sculpture on display. Also, we have recently installed signs which... More

Eaglescliffe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Some very good local art work as well as some very well known internationally recognised art work. The building isn't that large and we went at half term, there were children art shows on and the kids looked like they were having a great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Quite a lot of the painting we had come to see were not available as 2 galleries were shut with a change of exhibition. Some interesting art, but not as wonderful as I had been led to expect.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Travelled to Newcastle especially to see this exhibition and it was well worth it. It was wonderful to see all the Laura Knight portraits in one collection. All in all a wonderful weekend.

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The 18th/19th century gallery was the perfect setting for an 'Executive' business lunch, it was made extra special thanks to the fantastic hospitality of your staff. In my job I organise many events and it's important to feel my guests are given a warm welcome and are well looked after. The lunch for 25 was very well presented, the lamb... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

overall the Laing has something for everyone. Marvellous art works and interesting exhibits...The glass is wonderful the NE being a centre for 19thc glass making...A good cafe for snacks .A bit peeved at a charge being made for the portrait show but there was a smaller exhibition in another room which was for free

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Had a little bit of time between a meeting in Newcastle and my train home so popped in to the Laing Art Gallery. Easy to get to and from on the bus. It's a splendid building both outside and in. Great exhibition of sculptures by Paul Noble clearly influenced by Henry Moore. Mix of art depicting the north-east giving a... More

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North east
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Situated in busy central newcastle the gallery is ideal for a browse over local and international art and a haven from the hustle of the town. Don't forget the cafe, tasty value food with smiling service.

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