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-Tademaand 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 theWhat's On sectionto 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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Interesting blog by our keeper Sarah on First World War victory tea parties - inspired by John Joseph Potts' watercolour of a tea party on Pilgrim Street


First World War Party in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
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There was an absolute craze for street parties in Newcastle in August 1919 to celebrate the signing of the Peace Treaty on June 28th - the official end of the First World War. There were a few Peace' and Victory' tea parties in July, but they really took off in August, when a heatwave coincided wi…

11:24am 02 Oct 2014

This stunning stained glass window was designed by J Edgar Mitchell for the Laing's opening in 1904. It was later removed and lay in storage for many years, but was lovingly restored and returned 100 years later as part of the gallery's centenary refurbishment.

1:44pm 01 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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the name's Bond…. James Bond

25 Sep 2014

On the morning of 17 February 1952 Ian Fleming started writing what would become his first book “Casino Royale” at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica.