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Laing Art Gallery

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Modestly-sized but high quality collection

Any art lover can happily while away a couple of hours in this small but high quality collections... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Victoria, Canada
Chris Killip The last ships.

At the moment the photography exhibition by Chris Killip is well worth a look. It gives a unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“holman hunt”(11 reviews)
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...more
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New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
+44 191 232 7734
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 18, 2011

The Laing is a small gallery, a peaceful oasis only a stone's throw from the busy shopping streets. It is never crammed with visitors but it is never empty, either. Entry is free. I visited the Laing twice in December - braving the snow! -...More

4  Thank pausilypon
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This is a really nice, airy, modernized gallery in the centre of Newcastle, but I found the whole experience disappointing as a one-off visit whilst on holiday. There was only one room used for the core collection, which did contain some lovely pre-Raphaelite paintings, but...More

3  Thank TerraIncognito
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Any art lover can happily while away a couple of hours in this small but high quality collections. I went to see the pre-Raphaelites but ended up charmed by the northern painters of the 19th century.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

At the moment the photography exhibition by Chris Killip is well worth a look. It gives a unique insight of some of the last ship builders. He explores the streets very close to the ships were the workers lived and then shortly after the photos...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum, very surprising. Wish I had longer to spend here, coffee shop had plenty of room and reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about an hour before closing and didn't have time to do it justice. Free admission, donations accepted, although special events carry a charge.. Well worth a visit as many interesting exhibits and paintings. Hopefully if in Newcastle again can make a longer visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated opposite the library and a area known as the "Blue carpet" ( painted concrete )which has now worn through and you can see the concrete underneath. The visit was average I am afraid

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliant museum that seems to be in tune with its audience. Relieved to see no 'Tate Modern' type exhibits. Paintings of local areas and their connection with the sea proved very interesting. A stunning collection of black and white photographs showing the demise of...More

Thank miketheteeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a little over an hour here as we got there at 4pm on my last day in Newcastle. Would have liked to have had more time as there was some nice artwork worth taking in for a moment... and the building itself inside...More

Thank jnash84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a few family members of various ages to escape a very cold day in September. Enjoyed the exhibition of paintings which even included a Monet. The younger members (2 to 11) year olds enjoyed the play area for the best pat of two...More

Thank Andrew_M460
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice free visit on a wet day. Unfortunately “The Last Ships” exhibition was disappointingly “closed for a conference” although the room was totally deserted. The Glenn Brown Exhibition was thought provoking though, but we declined to pay £9 each to visit “The Enchanted Garden”...More

Thank Tynes1der
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Laing Art Gallery has to be one of best free things to do while in Newcastle. Outside, the building is a fun mixture of urban art and modern architecture. The interior of the building is stunning, designed in a mixture of Baroque and Art...More

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Quite literally just around the corner.
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