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Address: 9 Side | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 232 2208
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Friendly Exhibition Space

This is a really great venue, staffed by friendly and helpful folk. We caught the last days of some really interesting exhibitions and they are currently fitting their next one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris A
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great venue, staffed by friendly and helpful folk. We caught the last days of some really interesting exhibitions and they are currently fitting their next one, which starts very soon. The documentary focus of much of the work has a sound political edge and frequently a local focus, turning our attentions to changing social worlds and... More 

Thank Chris A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, small gallery. Nice lady on the desk who gave plenty on information and leaflets. Only spotted this place by chance. Glad we went in! A fab 20/30 minutes was had in this small gallery.

Thank Kitty8704
York, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

M loves all sorts of photography so on our recent trip to Newcastle I took him to the Side Gallery for a look around. We were welcomed warmly and headed upstairs to see the two exhibitions. One was on cryogenics, which didn't appeal to me as a subject but the quality of the photos was very good. However we both... More 

Thank EH-in-York
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We saw a photograph exhibition about poverty and people in Detroit USA. Some amazing images show the harsh reality. Will Donald Trump fix this in the so called land of plenty?

Thank MarkTA1
North Tyneside
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The new exhibition after Side's re-opening really takes advantage of the increased space. It's an excellent exhibition called Childhoods. There is so much to see, I'm going to have to call in again. The prints are really varied and well displayed with very good commentary plus there are some short films (with headphones). I especially loved James Mollison's portraits of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Spread over two floors are some of the most thought provoking images I have come across in year. Beautiful synchronised photos show an individual and his bedroom; the story they tell can funny , but the ones that stick are where a child is forced to construct his own bed in the worse of situations. Gripping and rooted in the... More 

Thank Johng7930yu
Durham, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The new exhibition on Childhood is excellent and thought provoking. The refurbishment means the gallery is bright and well presented with photographs displayed very well. Great place...and free too!

Thank Soo C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Visited to see the negatives that had recently been discovered of life in the north east - this was my fist visit and have been back several times since. We regularly call in as all of the exhibitions are great, nicely displayed and the staff are very friendly and happy to answer questions.

Thank Jman86
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Have been here loads of times over the years and every time there is something memorable and though provoking to see. I'm aware it's currently closed for a well deserved renovation but was inspired to write the review by the current (Aug 2015) exhibition at the Laing of a selection from the Amber archives, which reminded me of a lot... More 

Thank Lizzie44186394
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

An honest and truthful representation of life in the North East and on Earth !I have been visiting the Gallery since it opened in 1977. A Gallery well worth while exploring for the power of its photojounalism and now a major exhibition at the Laing Gallery in Newcastle starting in July

Thank Paul T

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