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Laing Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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As an avid fan of local history, visited the Laing to see the Last Ships Exhibition, It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
A cahrming gallery

This is a charming gallery with good range of paintings by local artists and showing many local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid fan of local history, visited the Laing to see the Last Ships Exhibition, It was fascinating to see how the changes have occurred in that area of Wallsend area where Swan Hunters was situated. The Laing has a lovely interior and is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Laing Art galleries while visiting Newcastle. Lovely place to go, loved looking at all the fabulous paintings 🎨 and so forth. Good for anyone... Also there is a cafe!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charming gallery with good range of paintings by local artists and showing many local scenes. It is handily located only a short walk from the main city centre shopping area, about 5 minutes from Grey's Monument.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been here for several months so I thought it time to revisit. All my old favourites are there mixed with a number of new paintings seen today for the first time. An interesting exhibition of photographs of The Last Ships was a new...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

The Laing Art Gallery is a sad reflection of its former self, victim of Newcastle's unrelenting cuts to culture. After the gift shop, crafts shop, conference/wedding room and cafe/restaurant there isnt more room for their wonderful collection. A staircase takes you to a selection of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Well displayed, well lit, useful and informative cards beside paintings. Warm and friendly atmosphere, nice cafe, lovely shop, interested and knowledgeable staff. A great place!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank penny025
JM_LaingNC, Manager at Laing Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Penny. Hope to see you back at the Laing soon.

Reviewed November 23, 2018

We enjoyed the paintings of the local area especially. Look out for the wonderful ceiling and stained glass.There's a cafe and a well stocked shop too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marg826
Reviewed November 16, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amyntas123
Reviewed November 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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bstb_travel
4.5 days based in Newcastle (14 Replies)
Please advise on my Newcastle itinerary which is part of a monthlong UK trip. I will be arriving at noon from Glasgow before which I would have been in Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Inverness and Skye. After Newcastle, I will go to Oxford and London and then overnight train back to Edinburgh for flight home. I will be exploring by public transpo only (mainly bus as I will get dayrider tickets). Please check if my itinerary makes sense. This is mainly the daytime itinerary. At night, I am very much...More
April 04, 2018|
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You are largely missing out the beautiful North Northumberland coast - Warkworth, Alnmouth, Craster/Dunstanburgh/Embledon, Farne Islands (boat from Seahouses), Bamburgh, Holy Island.
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I'm breaking my journey north by train to visit the Laing Art Gallery, so it's basically off train, gallery, on train. There is one other thing I would like to experience when in Newcastle for such a short time - that is stottie cakes. Can someone recommend where I can get the best ones in the city centre. Thanks.
March 12, 2018|
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try any branch of Greggs in Newcastle bonny lad