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Laing Art Gallery

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Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
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+44 191 232 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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Interesting building, some recent and some 19th Century details in the building itself, not too big. Local collections are free to visit but quite small. Some excellent John... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting building, some recent and some 19th Century details in the building itself, not too big. Local collections are free to visit but quite small. Some excellent John Martin pieces and a couple of impressionist and good pre-raphaelites, but not a huge display Watercolour gallery has examples of the 'grand tour' era, but dont be excited about there being a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good to visit if you love art or if your bored and want something different to do. very nice building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laing has a great collection of both internationally known artists work and also a comprehensive of local work - particularly the paintings and pottery. All displayed very well indeed. This is a world class gallery

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often visit art galleries wherever we are, so we decided to pay a visit to Laings, there were some beautiful paintings depicting Old Newcastle and the life of long ago, as well as many other interesting paintings and artefacts, we did enjoy it, but felt that some of the paintings were not shown to their best as you could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Laing recently to view the Out of Chaos exhibition and was most impressed. This comprised a series of works from the Ben Uri gallery in London, including work from David Bomberg, Frank Auerbach, Chaim Soutine and Marc Chagall. The permanent collection was also good, with interesting paintings from local artist John Martin. There was a range of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended this Gallery with family to view a contemporary, local piece of art - "Circles are Slices if Spheres" which we all enjoyed but access to gallery where this piece of art is displayed is via a gallery occupied by some very traditional pieces. This simply doesn't work at all. Otherwise the Laing provides good facilities which should be enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Went here on Saturday morning, very quiet and few visitors as so close to Christmas. They have several galleries including two galleries where there is a fee to pay for viewing. Visited the cafe where I had a very agreeable bacon stottie sandwich and pot of tea. Clearly the fees have been introduced to counteract reduced grants from the local... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It is a number of years since I had actually progressed beyond the sales shop in the Laing, it being a favourite of my wife's for jewellery. I found the gallery itself interesting showing mainly works from north east artists and providing a good artistic account of the area's working life. But the cafe was uninspiring and the overall atmosphere... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

come here once or twice a year, great oil paintings, pottery glass and silverware, a 19th century wood carving is amazing. also has modern artists exhibiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful and well laid out gallery , small but a treasure chest off beautiful art and paintings , many wonderful works depicting the old Newcastle bridge and ships ect , very easy to get on foot from train station and in centre off town , a lovely card with stunning stain glass window downstairs with easy... More 

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