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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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Smallish but Distinguished Collection of Mostly 18th and 19th Century Art

Laing is a smallish but distinguished, well-maintained gallery of "traditional" art, with an emphasis on the 18th and 19th centuries (both British and international). It is housed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Offenbach, Germany
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I visited the Laing Art Gallery to view the photography exhibition covering the past 40 years. ,a inlay in black and white, though some coloured and movies on show. Covers social history of the North East and is an interesting and stimulating experience. Well signposted in the city centre close to th eventual library

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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. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the For Ever Amber exhibition we currently have on show. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Though the collection boasts few renowned artists (there are one or two Pre-Raphaelites), it is well worth an hour or so to sample what is on display here. Regional art is promoted, and there are always one or two temporary exhibitions (the latter sometimes require an entrance fee).

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit and I hope you choose to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The cafe service is terrible I was stuck in the queue and then when I was served they said that was no ham but there was ham but the good was nice but they need more staff and the prices are not to bad

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

I'm pleased you enjoyed the art on offer but I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience in our cafe. If you'd like to email details to samantha.brimer@twmuseums.org.uk we can pass on your feedback to the catering company. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent special exhibition, but also some staggeringly good art, especially of the local area. Excellent curation and presentation.

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

Wow, thank you for such a fantastic review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This unheralded place, tucked away in Toon, is a real gem. There's always an engaging exhibition to be found here. I was fortunate enough to visit when an exhibition of Jane Brown's photographic work was on show.

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

Thanks for such a lovely review, I'm so pleased you continue to enjoy the gallery and its exhibitions. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fantastic gallery and all for free - Newcastle is a fantastic city and the Laing Art Gallery is an important collection

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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! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Offenbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Laing is a smallish but distinguished, well-maintained gallery of "traditional" art, with an emphasis on the 18th and 19th centuries (both British and international). It is housed in an ambitiously designed building that fuses old and new architecture. It looks much bigger from outside, the actual galleries are few and small. Expect to spend nor more than 1 hour at... 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 detailed review of the gallery. As you suspected, we do have a much larger collection of art than we are able to showcase at the gallery, which is why we rotate the paintings in our permanent displays from time to time. This also allows us to ensure our paintings receive the care and conservation... More 

northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited here yesterday and really enjoyed the exhibition of forever amber. The way it was set out and tv sounds in the background brought the paintings to life. Fantastic exhibition in a lovely setting and all for free!!

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed the For Ever Amber exhibition, thank you so much for the lovely review. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We never visit Newcastle without popping in to this gallery. It is always enjoyable to see the pictures which we love such as the Martins and the Pre Raphaelites.

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

It's really lovely to hear that you take the time to come to the gallery when you're visiting the city. thank you so much for the great review. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Despite being a Geordie I'd never between to the laing. Having been massively disappointed in the Baltic earlier in the day, we decided to go to the Laing Art gallery on the Sunday afternoon. It was a very good mixture of art and a great exhibition of photography from the side gallery. Some of the photographs were brilliant, and from... More 

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

Thank you very much for the lovely review, I'm really pleased you enjoyed the exhibitions and displays at the gallery. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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Additional Information about Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
Phone Number: 0191 232 7734
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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