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Laing Art Gallery

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Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
Phone Number: 0191 232 7734
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Cultural Walking Tour of Newcastle

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Central location well laid out with both traditional and modern exhibits

Central location easy to get to by bus car and rail. Very spacious well laid out gallery. There is traditional and modern art as well as pottery. Special children's section and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mrs E D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Central location easy to get to by bus car and rail. Very spacious well laid out gallery. There is traditional and modern art as well as pottery. Special children's section and local history. Special guest exhibits vary all very different and worthwhile some more bizarre than others. The cafe is spacious and does lovely food ranging from snacks to hot... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The usual two rooms are used for this exhibition. Amazing material to see from original illustrations to printing blocks, displays and dressing up for younger visitors. There is even a mad hatter's hat to try on. There were limited workshops available e.g. teapot making, but they sold out very quickly and it was disappointing that further workshops were not made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this visit. So interesting. Learnt a lot about the history of the area through its art. Found a lovely Turner and a Roberts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children and I could happily spend all day here. A remarkably relaxing space to explore. The gift shop always has something wonderful and a bit different to purchase.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to get in but some you have to pay for some special events. Which was 'Alice In Wonderland'. Quite small so it doesn't take long. It also has a Cafe & Gift Shop

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Gallery on a rainy day: it was a relaxing experience! It's free and it covers a wide range of historical periods. It has beautiful pieces. Don't miss it!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here for lunch several times over the past few months. It is a relaxing setting. Good menu and great service. Reasonably price with a drink's loyalty card as a bonus.

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoy visiting the Laing on a regular basis and we hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came up to Newcastle for a couple of days, lovely city. However was unable to visit here as it was closed. What kind of place is closed all day Monday in the summer holidays ?

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

I am sorry that you were disappointed to find the gallery closed on the day you planned to visit. We made the difficult decision to close on Mondays a few years ago, due to the increasing costs of running the building coupled with our decreasing budget. We do open specially on Bank Holiday Mondays but find that it is not... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little gallery delivering quality over quantity. Welcoming and knowledgable staff. Two things; check out the 'Alice in Wonderland' displays (well worth the fee) and the pre-Raphaelites paintings. Good quality items in gallery store too

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the exhibitions and displays. I will pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the staff. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery was okay. We have been to many other art galleries that were much better. Upon walking in we never even found one staff member who said hello. A school group came in shortly after us and maybe they were preparing for them, but I just didn't feel welcomed. The price was good though - free, unless you wanted... More 

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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 share your experience at the gallery. I am very sorry that you did not feel welcomed into the gallery - we strive to make all of our visitors feel at home here so for that I apologise. I will pass your feedback on to our customer services team. I hope this will not... More 

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