Lindisfarne Gospels

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Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display at Laing Art Gallery in September 2022


Saturday 17 September - Saturday 3 December


Opening times for The Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition:

Monday - Sunday 10am - 7.30pm (last entry time 6.30pm)

Admission charges apply. 

To ensure you have the best experience possible and for the wellbeing of visitors and staff we are limiting capacity for each ticket time slot and also limiting the number of tickets to 10 per booking to ensure the exhibition space does not become too crowded.

We anticipate high demand for tickets so we strongly recommend that you buy tickets as soon as possible to secure them for your preferred date and time. Each ticket is a 30 minute admission time.  The ticket is valid for 90 minutes from the time you enter the exhibition. Tickets are available to book online until 5 minutes before the end of the admission time, for example, you can book your ticket for the 10am-10.30am admission until 10.25am.  

Any tickets which are not sold online will be available to purchase in venue on the day, however availability cannot be guaranteed so we strongly advise advance booking. 

Peak (Weekends 10am-7.30pm and weekday afternoons 2-5pm): 

Donation ticket adult: £14

Full price adult: £12

Concession: £10

Off peak (Weekday mornings 10-2pm and weekday evenings 5-7.30pm):  

Donation ticket adult: £11

Full price adult: £9

Concession: £7

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The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England, will be on display at the Laing Art Gallery from 17 September to 3 December 2022, on loan from the British Library.   

The Lindisfarne Gospels will feature in a contemporary exhibition about its meaning in the world today and its relationship with themes of personal, regional and national identity.   

Created on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the book represents the golden age of design and craftsmanship in Northumbria and has survived in almost perfect condition for over one thousand years.   

The exhibition will begin with an immersive digital experience and include a stunning selection of early medieval treasures brought together from across Britain, representing both personal and collective religious experiences in the 8th century. A selection of paintings, drawings and photographs will further explore how art and spirituality have developed in the centuries since the Lindisfarne Gospels were created. 

A highlight of the exhibition will be a new work by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. 

Alongside the Laing exhibition, there will be a supporting exhibition at neighbouring Newcastle City Library and venues across the North East will host complementary events in an Inspired By programme.

The plan to display the Gospels in Newcastle was co-ordinated by the North East Culture Partnership and the British Library.

Find out more about the Lindisfarne Gospels

You can learn about the Lindisfarne Gospels by exploring the digitised collection items on the British Library website. Zoom in on the book’s intricate illuminations, or see if you can decipher the Old English gloss added between the lines of the main Latin text by a priest named Aldred – the earliest rendering of the Gospels in the English language. Find out more:

If you have any further questions please see our frequently asked questions section.

Image credit: Spine of Lindisfarne Gospels c. 700 (Cotton MS Nero D IV) (c) British Library Board


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