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Laing Art Gallery

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Address: New Bridge St., 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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A very good provincial art gallery.

As is the case with galleries such as this, and those in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, part of the strength lies in being able to purchase Victorian works, while also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As is the case with galleries such as this, and those in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, part of the strength lies in being able to purchase Victorian works, while also concentrating on telling local stories. The Laing Gallery does this well, is well worth visiting. It is virtually on the edge of the city centre, by the Inner Ring Road,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Laing Art Gallery and we hope you can visit us again soon. Julie Milne - Chief Curator. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice art gallery, if that's your thing. Friendly staff and nice gift shop. Loos available for anyone to use, even if they're not a customer, which si always handy to know if you're caught short in the city centre!

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

Thanks for visiting the Laing Art Gallery and for your review. We hope to see you back at the Laing soon - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite galleries. There is a bit of everything here. The paintings are beautiful and it is a place to take a time out and admire the art.

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

Thanks for your review and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Laing Gallery is by no means large but has some excellent paintings. For me the Pre Raphaelite paintings, Isabella and the Pot of Basil (William Holman Hunt) and Laus Veneris (Edward Coley Burne-Jones) are the highlight and attraction, but there are a fair number of other interesting paintings. It is also not uncommon for there to be specialist exhibitions... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Laing Art Gallery and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the paintings - Julie Milne, Chief Curator More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gallery, saw my first Lowrie painting here. Nice local paintings. Try the cafe, super cuppa and lovely cakes.

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

Thank you for your kinds review of the Laing Art Gallery and we hope to see you again soon - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome from staff and volunteers - some excellent paintings in the permanent exhibition: particularly the pre-Raphaelites, and is strong on local history - Lindisfarne etc etc. Good exhibition on the Arts and Crafts movement when we visited. Also has a good cafe

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

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Arts & Crafts House exhibition and thank you for your review of the Laing Art Gallery - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see exhibition Forever Amber here and loved experience. Exhibit space was well layed out, well lit and photographs looked really good in the environment. The rest of the art gallery provides a fascinating insight into Northumberland history.

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

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the For Ever Amber exhibition and thank you for your review - Julie Milne, Chief Curator More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned to the Laing today for another opportunity to see some of my favourite works as well as any new temporary exhibitions. A fairly challenging work about a Mexican on death row was one such display. Not to everyone's taste, but new, certainly very different and thought provoking. I will be back later in the year.

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

Thank you for your review of the Laing Art Gallery and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a Leonardo da VInci exhibition opening soon and then Alice in Wonderland later in the year - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The exhibition takes up 2 large rooms at the Laing showing furniture, textiles, utensils etc all clearly labelled, its a shame there wasn't more to see. Adults are charged £6 & students £4.80, there is a guide book available to buy. Also further Arts & Crafts merchandise to purchase in the museum shop. A leisurely stroll around the exhibition will... More 

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

Thanks for your review of the Laing Art Gallery and the Arts & Crafts House exhibition. We hope to see you again in the future - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We called in here to waste a spare half hour whilst visiting Newcastle........and left almost 3hrs later! Amazing place - and totally wheelchair accessible (thanks). We started with the craft displays which would be beautiful and unusual gifts. Very clever use of unusual materials. We then progressed to Art displays, which are a real mix! I loved the Lowry, Thomas... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I hope you can visit us again in the future - Julie Milne, Chief Curator. More 

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