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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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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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City art gallery with some lovely treasures

This is a typical city art gallery but with some lovely treasures and overall builing, and well worth a visit. Good children's area too and lovely café - have a look in even if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a typical city art gallery but with some lovely treasures and overall builing, and well worth a visit. Good children's area too and lovely café - have a look in even if not needing to stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant gallery with some classic older paintings.You visit again and notice something different even in same paintings. A light airy place with loads of character.

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

Thank you so much for the five star review. I am really pleased you continue to enjoy the art on offer here. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is located on New Bridge Street. The gallery was designed in the Baroque style with Art Nouveau elements by architects Cackett and Burns Dick and is now a Grade II listed building.[1] It was opened in 1904 and is now managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and sponsored by... 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 provide some background on the gallery for fellow visitors. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting exhibitions but also fine collection of. Local Paintings glass and other items of interest

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

Thank you for the lovely five star review. I hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will find the Laing Art Gallery right in the centre of town. It has a standing collection of really good victorian art with some stand-out pre -raphaelite pieces. There is normally a very good themed exhibition on as well.

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

Many thanks for the lovely review. I am glad you continue to enjoy the exhibitions and displays that we have here at the gallery. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into this place today when we was in newcastle it was great,we liked it plus it was free i know there was a price to go and see alice but we was more then happy to stay in the gallery got some great pictures and other stuff to see,plus loved the seat where u can sit and listen... More 

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

Thank you so much for the excellent review. I am glad you enjoyed the free exhibitions and displays we have on offer. I hope you come back to visit soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here now and again just to look at The destruction of Sodom and Gamarrah. I just love the colours and could look at it for hour's, makes you think! Everything else is fab too.

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

Thank you very much for the five star review. I am glad you enjoy the paintings in our collection. I hope you come to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you are in Newcastle with collection of paintings by local artists.Quite a good cafe and shop.

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

Thank you for the lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed the local works in the gallery and hope you also got to see some of the national and international works we have here, too. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is gorgeous, look out for the ornate door handles! There are lots of local artists represented and an interesting section on John Dobson's plans for Grey St, Central Station etc. While the gallery itself is free, the Alice in Wonderland exhibition is worth paying extra for. Spread across several rooms it covers not only the history behind... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Alice in Wonderland exhibition, as well as the rest of our artwork and the building itself. I hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good exhibition, enjoyed the adventure through the last 100 years down the rabit hole. Only downside a little bit expensive! particually when visiting as a family

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

Thank you for the lovely review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland exhibition. I am sorry that you thought the exhibition was a little expensive and I hope that our staff advised you on the many different ticket options that are available, such as the family ticket, concessions and senior citizen discounts. We work carefully... More 

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