Statement from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums: Following new advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close all of our museums and galleries and the archives from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.
This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.
Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our social media channels and website so we can keep you up to date with what’s going on.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.
The Laing Art Gallery on New Bridge Street is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with it's 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, you can enjoy dynamic landscapes by John Martin, sculpture by Henry Moore, plus much more.
The works on show change regularly to show the impressive range of art in the collection so please contact the gallery if you wish to see a particular piece of work.
Northern Spirit, a major new permanent exhibition celebrating the achievements of artists, manufacturers and makers from the North East of England opened at the Laing Art Gallery in October 2010, featuring 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 people’s photographs, films and stories. The 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.
The Gallery also has a shop and cafe.
Entrance to the museum is free, making it a perfect family event that doesn't need to break the bank, and with an ever rotating programme of curated works, it's the perfect choice year round.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Visit England Code of Practice 2012
- Regional and Miscellaneous Use our Loos 2011
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop in lecture room.
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Some braille signage, large print labels and handling exhibits.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp / Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Cold and Hot drinks, snacks & lunches.
- Delta accepted
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 60
- Min group size - 10
- Solo accepted
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- In town/city centre - 1
- Indoor Attraction - 1
- No Smoking Attraction - 1
- Marketed Towards Families - 1
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - 1
- Marketed Towards Students / Youth - 1
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A1. From the A1 take the A167, turning off at signpost for city East (Byker), at roundabout turn right onto Durant Road, left at the traffic lights and into John Dobson Street.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest Metro station is Monument.