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Laing Art Gallery

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Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG, England
Phone Number: +44 191 232 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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
alistair w
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible art gallery, shop and cafe. Free permanent collection including Edward Lear. Fee s for temporary exhibitions.

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

Thank you very much for the four star review. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always inspiring. A beautiful building and a great collection. Especially the permanent collections. The local artists of the past can bring a tear to your eye.

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

It's so great to hear that our collection inspires and moves you. Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very worthwhile visit. These paintings spanned a fascinating era and were poignant in the content. My favourites were the Chagall's .

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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 to hear that you enjoyed the Out of Chaos exhibition, which is drawn from the collection of the Ben Uri Gallery. I hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

obviously dependent on what exhibition is being shown you will enjoy the general art on display, surroundings and actual building

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

Thank you for the five star review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope we see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

lectionaries of This is a wonderful gallery, well worth visiting. We had a warm and friendly welcome from the staff who told us what there was to see and gave us clear directions. We started with the Northern Spirit gallery which put together an interesting selection of paintings, glassware, pottery and silverware, giving an insight into the development of art... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the works in our permanent displays and it's great to hear that you plan on returning to see one of our special exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming you again. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon spent at the wonderful Gallery. Beautiful paintings and lovely collection of glass, ceramics and much much more. Wonderful shop selling stunning object for sale and what's more a great cafe/restaurant where it is nice to relax over tea and sandwiches. Nothing but praise for this Northern Gem.

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

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. Your words of support are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you at the gallery again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Amazing works of art and friendly and knowledgeable staff , displays are really well sat out. after a stroll though the gallery visit the cafe ....wonderful cakes and scones...this place should be on everyones agenda

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the gallery and we hope to welcome you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries. More 

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