Laing Art Gallery


Telephone: 0191 278 1611


We're 'Good to Go'

The measures we have put in place:

  • Fewer people admitted to make social distancing easier.
  • Cleaning of venue has been increased.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • You must wear a face mask at the museum.
  • Must follow the one-way route around the venue.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are available, you are advised to use them.

Read Laing Art Gallery's Planning Your Visit information here before you visit.

When you arrive at Laing Art Gallery:

  • If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.
  • We recommend wearing a face covering inside the gallery.
  • If you are have pre-booked for the Challenging Convention exhibition, please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy.
  • We will continue to display NHS QR code posters to make it easy for you to check-in to support Test and Trace. You will need to download the NHS app onto your mobile phone before you can scan the QR code. The app is available on Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store - search for NHS Covid-19.

During your visit at Laing Art Gallery

  • Staff at Laing Art Gallery will greet you at a distance. They will be wearing face coverings and we have screens at our till points.
  • As it is a small space the Under 5’s Playspace will be closed until it is safe to open it.
  • The cafe is open serving hot and cold refreshments.
  • Visitors are encouraged to use the hand sanitisers around the venue.
  • Laing Art Gallery have increased cleaning in all public areas of the building and especially in areas of high contact
  • You do not need to book a ticket if you are only visiting the free displays, shop or cafe.

Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with its programme of displays and events renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.

At the Laing Art Galley there's always something to keep everyone entertained and informed, from exhibition talks, family-friendly activities and artist hosted events. Many of these events, like the gallery, are free of charge.

With an impressive permanent collection displayed year-round, visitors looking can enjoy dynamic landscapes by John Martin, sculpture by Henry Moore and much more.

The works that make up the exhibitions at Laing Art Gallery change regularly to show the impressive range of art in the collection as well as showcase touring exhibitions. Northern Spirit, a major permanent exhibition celebrating the achievements of artists, manufacturers and makers from the North East of England features internationally acclaimed art including work by 19th century painter John Martin, engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick and the Beilby family of glass enamellers.

The display also showcases local peoples photographs, films and stories. Laing Art Gallery has worked in partnership with the International Centre for Culture and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University to explore the relationships between art, identity and place. Information on the artworks and local stories are presented on touch-screen computers and an interactive map of photos and information provides an ever-changing picture of art and contemporary culture in the North East.

Visitors looking to explore art and culture in Newcastle can wander through Laing Art Gallery before stopping off in their onsite cafe to enjoy a cuppa and a chat about what they have seen. Entrance to the museum is free, making it a perfect family day out in Newcastle, and with an ever rotating programme of curated works, it's the perfect choice year round. Certain events and exhibitions may carry a charge so do check the website to find out the details of what's on to help you plan your visit.

Returning to the North East in 2022: Lindisfarne Gospels

The world-renowned Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England, will go on display in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2022. The manuscript, which is on loan from the British Library, will feature in a high-profile exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, with a supporting exhibition at neighbouring Newcastle City Library.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:30

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30

Thursday 10:00 - 16:30

Friday 10:00 - 16:30

Saturday 10:00 - 16:30


Telephone: 0191 278 1611



Events at Laing Art Gallery

WOW: Women Only Works on Paper

17 May 2021 to 4 Dec 2021


New Perspectives: Outside In

24 Jul 2021 to 1 May 2022


Portrait of an Artist

11 Sep 2021 to 26 Feb 2022


Lindisfarne Gospels

17 Sep 2022 to 3 Dec 2022


How to find us

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