18th and 19th Century Gallery

A permanent display of 18 and 19 century works from the Laing's collection

Painting, oil on canvas, entitled 'Laus Veneris', by the artist Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones



Visitor Information

Opening Times

MondayClosed (except bank holidays)
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday2pm - 5pm

Free entry

No booking required


Important Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Holman Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones are on display alongside a group of paintings by Newcastle’s outstanding historical painter John Martin.

The 18th and 19th century collections at the Laing are extensive, including works by nationally and internationally-renowned artists, as well as those of local repute. The Decorative Art collections include outstanding examples of ceramics, silver, and glassware of the period, some of which are displayed here alongside the paintings.

Recently added to this gallery is an elegant video work by contemporary artist Fiona Tan. Read more about Nele/Nellie.

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.