Collection Display Gallery

A permanent display of 15th century to present day works from the Laing's collection

'The Bard' (1817) by John Martin



Visitor Information

Opening Times*

*until 29 April

For opening times after 29 April, click here

Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday2pm - 5pm

Free entry

No booking required


From 10 November our collection will be re-displayed with a new selection from the Laing's extensive collections. Many new choices are on show alongside favourite pictures by William Holman Hunt and John Martin, and the display ranges from the 15th century to the present. It includes pictures of people enjoying themselves or working hard, studies of wild weather, atmospheric landscape view and abstract compositions. 

Artists include: John Martin, James Orrock, David Roberts, Louis de Caullery, William Holman Hunt, Claude Rogers, Stanley Spencer, Glenn Brown and Sean Scully. Our full list of works can be found here.

Laus Veneris by Edward Burne-Jones will be joining the display in the middle of March 2019 after its return from loan to the important Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain.  Some other changes to the display may be made, so please check that the picture you’d like to see is on show before your visit.

Image: The Bard (c.1817) by John Martin