Laing Art Gallery Lindisfarne Gospels & Afternoon tea
The Laing Art Gallery's exceptional art collection focuses on British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware. The collection has Designated status in recognition of its national and international significance. Highlights include outstanding pictures by William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Paul Gauguin, and Victor Pasmore, together with an important group of paintings by 19th-century artist John Martin, who was born and brought up in the North East.
The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England, will take centre stage in a high-profile exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery from 17 September – 3 December 2022, over 20 years since the Gospels last visited Newcastle. Join a curator to explore how the Gospel book, which is on loan from the British Library, helped redefine the identity of its community in a divided Anglo-Saxon society and its significance today in 21st century Britain.
After your tour, visit our café for afternoon tea. Enjoy a range of delicious sandwiches, luxury cakes and hot drinks all served within a beautiful café setting, which includes the magnificent 1986 stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones.