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Laing Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A decent sized gallery that hosts some nice exhibitions, and has a decent cafe. Small enough that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey S
Brighton, United Kingdom
Great gallery, interesting exhibits

Visited the Laing on a day trip to Newcastle. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience particularly a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leyland L
Preston, 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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New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
+44 191 278 1611
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All reviews enchanted garden holman hunt pre raphaelite on display burne jones interesting paintings current exhibition old favourites special exhibition nice cafe free entry worth a visit gift shop great exhibition stained glass lovely building central newcastle
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Reviewed yesterday

visited expecting a way cool gallery but instead got one room only. Most of the rooms were shut - so my advice plan your day and phone before

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kairlanD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A decent sized gallery that hosts some nice exhibitions, and has a decent cafe. Small enough that you can do the whole thing in an hour but large enough to attract some very good shows.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Laing on a day trip to Newcastle. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience particularly a photographic exhibition showing the final days of shipbuilding on the Tyne.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leyland L
Reviewed January 9, 2019

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 January 6, 2019 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
Thank Lynsayray
Reviewed December 26, 2018

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 December 16, 2018 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
Thank bdon257
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
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Susan K
January 17, 2016|
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Response from Camper28812324075 |
Has very rude and abussive/agressive facility assistant (Alex)working there tall lad with beard and comb back hair.I can assure you I won’t be return
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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.
Stottie Cakes (17 Replies)
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|
Response fromnowhereman64|
try any branch of Greggs in Newcastle bonny lad