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 which include gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events.†

The permanent collection of art can be enjoyed throughout the season with important paintings by John Martin, William Holman-Hunt, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema†and sculpture by Henry Moore, amongst others.

There are events throughout the year including talks from leading contemporary artists and fun activities for families. Many of these events, like the gallery, are free of charge.

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.

Visit the†What's On section†to find out more about the Laing's current exhibitions and events.

The Gallery also has a shop and cafe - click here to read more about the shop.

The Laing Art Gallery is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

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It's almost half term! We hope you have lots of fun, arty things planned! Come along to the Big Draw on Wednesday and help us decorate our All About Art space.

Big Draw - Laing Art Gallery
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Drop in and help up decorate the All About Art space with drawings, doodles and designs as part of the Big Draw Festival run byCampaign for Drawing

3:20pm 24 Oct 2014

One of our popular John Martin paintings for you this afternoon - Belshazzar's Feast, 1820.

4:57pm 22 Oct 2014

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A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.

The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.

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Ebola and Plague in Newcastle in 1636

22 Oct 2014

We’ve all become aware of the recent awful effects of the Ebola virus in West Africa and its impact on the people of that area.¬† A range of responses…