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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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visited with a friend to the Turner/Constable exhibition. This was my first visit and it was very impressive, the guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and brought the exhibition to life, nice place, love the fact it's free other than if you want a guided tour which was still reasonable, lacked a little ambience/atmosphere but definitely worth another look.

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

Thank you for visiting the Laing and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the guided tour of the exhibition More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Was in Newcastle for a long weekend and the Laing Art Gallery is well worth a visit. It's not amazing, especially compared to what you'll find in some of the leading art galleries in the capital, but it nevertheless has a couple of hidden gems I enjoyed seeing. The cafe is also very nice!

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

Thank you for visiting the Laing and I hope you enjoyed your trip to Newcastle. More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

whilst I do not have a great interest in art I have always had a soft spot for the pre raphaelite artists, and on a recent visit to Newcastle the free entry attracted us to this gallery. Imagine my joy at finding Isabella and the pot of basil, by a pr artist and several others on show. which I had... More

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

Thanks for visiting and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the gallery! Julie Milne, Chief Curator, Laing Art Gallery More

Hexham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If your want to be depressed visit this gallery! Dark dingy and works of no real interest. If there is something on remotely interesting and 'with it' you will have to pay to see it. The only plus side is the café.

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

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy visiting the Laing Art Gallery. The Gallery is home to paintings, sculpture and decorative art of a world-class standard including paintings by John Martin, Burne Jones and Holman Hunt, and sculpture by Henry Moore. We also have a regularly changing selection of exhibitions and events and you can currently see Mariner 9, a... More

Pickering, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Thomas Bewick exhibition, even if stotties aren't to your liking! I haven't tried an 'oven bottom' but will seek one out next time I'm in Yorkshire! More

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