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“Free and amazing!”
Review of Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery
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$32.68*
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Cultural Walking Tour of Newcastle
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Owner description: 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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“Free and amazing!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Beautiful art, lots of interesting background provided. Well set-up with several levels. The cafe is lovely, too. Filled with people not just there for the museum, but moms with their kids and adults on lunch breaks.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always a good visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I'm an art student and I love visiting the Laing Art Gallery as there is always a nice range of art on display, from paintings to photographs to sculptures and video works. There are some works that are permanent but upstairs the work changes throughout the year. The artworks are on display for a good length of time so there is a lot of time to see what's on and it never seems to be under construction when I wander in (unlike Baltic where sometimes you can go and they will be setting up new exhibitions on several floors.) It's central location makes it easy to access and the facilities are well maintained.

The last time I visited was actually to help volunteer on an organised day. The Laing always has events for kids to get involved with (normally Big Wednesday's which are themed to either the art on display at the time OR the time of year, depending on when. So they have had Christmas days in the past for example) As a volunteer I hear of the praise the gallery gets for these activities for young kids. It's nice that there is something free and in the centre of town which encourages creativity. Normally these are free but on some special occasions when it is limited there may be a fee, generally though it is just walk in and take part and you would have to sign on to any paid day.

This is a wonderful gallery and should not be overlooked.

Visited October 2012
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Wide range of art on display. Quentin Blake exhibition was well worth the visit. Interesting art showing local history. Excellent shop with good customer service and wide range of merchandise.

Visited August 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A superb gallery”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

That really says it all. As an added bonus the cafe is excellent as well. The pictures are clearly labelled and can be viewed in the context in which they are painted. The local works of Newcastle are particularly interesting

Visited November 2012
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Something for the whole family”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I loved seeing work by local artists of the local area. Some fantastic oils on canvas. Little areas for children to enjoy. Was pleased there was a nice cafe there to have a cuppa after wandering around the gallery

Visited November 2012
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