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

Please note, the Collection Display Gallery will be closed from 2 March until 28 March whilst we update the works on display.

Opening Times


*Excluding bank holidays

Closed bank holidays

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. 

Please note from time to time our display does change so please check that the picture you’d like to see is on show before your visit. 

From October 2019, Laus Veneris by Edward Burne Jones and Isabella and the Pot of Basil by William Holman Hunt will be moving into The Enchanted Interior exhibition (12 October - 22 February 2020.) This will be replaced with Alma-Tadema's Love in Idleness.

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