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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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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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Beware the hiring out of rooms for weddings and other functions

We wanted to see the Pre Raphaelite paintings, but initially couldn't because the gallery was being used for a wedding. However, we waited (went round the Alice in Wonderland... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to see the Pre Raphaelite paintings, but initially couldn't because the gallery was being used for a wedding. However, we waited (went round the Alice in Wonderland exhibition) and were able to go in after 40 minutes. The Laing is smaller than I imagined, but has some interesting and memorable art. The presentation of a John Martin painting... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see at the Laing. It is very well laid out and subtly lit. Displays range from local industry to high art. The cafe is good value and the shop well stocked.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit really as a pit stop.Went into the cafe,very overpriced drinks,only wanted a cold drink and the cans of coke etc were extortionate and not even from the fridge.The fridge was empty so we passed some over from the unit where we took ours from to the staff to at least let other people have the opportunity of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 August 18, 2016 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 August 12, 2016

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 August 12, 2016

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 August 10, 2016

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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