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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, from 17 September to 3 December 2022, with a supporting exhibition at neighbouring Newcastle City Library.

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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


Bank holidays CLOSED

Telephone: 0191 278 1611


Events at Laing Art Gallery

Visions of Ancient Egypt

January 28th to April 29th


Laing's Little Artists

June 5th to July 17th

Laings Little Artists

Newcastle in Watercolours

June 6th to August 4th

Newcastle in Watercolours

The Untold Stories and the Tides of...

June 6th to July 8th

The Untold Stories and the Tides of Change to Come

100 Years of Collecting

June 6th to August 4th

100 Years of Collecting

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June 20th

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June 22nd

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4-day Art School for 11-16 year olds

July 25th to August 8th

4-day Art School for 11-16 year olds

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