Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour
Saturday 29 June - Saturday 14 September
Closed bank holidays
*Excluding bank holidays
No need to book tickets in advance. Please purchase tickets for the exhibition on the day from the Laing shop.
|Full price (without donation)||£8|
|Full price (with donation)||£10|
|12 and under||Free|
Free for Max Card holders, members of NMDC and Museum Association and exhibition lenders
*Concessions include senior citizens (65+), 12-18 year olds, students, registered unemployed, disabled people (plus free entry for one carer).
**Two adults and two 12-18 year olds or one adult and three 12-18 year olds.
***Membership discount applies to Friends of the Laing, Art Fund members and Laing Exhibition Partners.
To be eligible for discounts you must show proof of age/status/membership
Throughout their marriage, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic patrons (and practitioners) of the art of watercolour painting. They formed a collection of thousands of watercolours, many illustrating scenes of their public and private lives, and often spent happy evenings together organising their acquisitions into albums.
This touring exhibition – including many works being displayed for the first time – marks the bicentenary of the births of both Victoria and Albert. These colourful, dynamic watercolours capture the pomp and spectacle of the British court, foreign travel and diplomacy, the exploration and shaping of a modern nation and, importantly, the close-knit family at the heart of it all.
Image: Paul Jacob, The Queen and Prince Albert landing at St Pierre, Guernsey, 24 August 1846.
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019