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Address: 9 Side | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
Phone Number: +44 191 232 2208
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So much to see

The new exhibition after Side's re-opening really takes advantage of the increased space. It's an excellent exhibition called Childhoods. There is so much to see, I'm going to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liza W
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North Tyneside
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North Tyneside
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new exhibition after Side's re-opening really takes advantage of the increased space. It's an excellent exhibition called Childhoods. There is so much to see, I'm going to have to call in again. The prints are really varied and well displayed with very good commentary plus there are some short films (with headphones). I especially loved James Mollison's portraits of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spread over two floors are some of the most thought provoking images I have come across in year. Beautiful synchronised photos show an individual and his bedroom; the story they tell can funny , but the ones that stick are where a child is forced to construct his own bed in the worse of situations. Gripping and rooted in the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The new exhibition on Childhood is excellent and thought provoking. The refurbishment means the gallery is bright and well presented with photographs displayed very well. Great place...and free too!

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Thank Soo C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Visited to see the negatives that had recently been discovered of life in the north east - this was my fist visit and have been back several times since. We regularly call in as all of the exhibitions are great, nicely displayed and the staff are very friendly and happy to answer questions.

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Thank Jman86
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Have been here loads of times over the years and every time there is something memorable and though provoking to see. I'm aware it's currently closed for a well deserved renovation but was inspired to write the review by the current (Aug 2015) exhibition at the Laing of a selection from the Amber archives, which reminded me of a lot... More 

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Thank Lizzie44186394
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

An honest and truthful representation of life in the North East and on Earth !I have been visiting the Gallery since it opened in 1977. A Gallery well worth while exploring for the power of its photojounalism and now a major exhibition at the Laing Gallery in Newcastle starting in July

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Thank Paul T
Newcastle
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287 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Really easy to walk past this as its tucked down a side alley (hence the name), but look out for the sign on the wall as you leave the Quayside heading up the hill to Monument. Small, local gallery with photographs, exhibitions change reasonably often and a mix of local stuff and foreign themes.

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1 Thank Gary07734
northumberland
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481 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

I always like to visit here when they have a new exhibit and as usual was not disappointed. The photographs were gritty and really made you think and you can almost imagine being there. My favourite pictures included Berlin and Belfast. The gallery is free and has a nice atmosphere to it although it is not very big.

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3 Thank holiday032
northumberland
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481 reviews
242 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

first visit here and looked on the map as to how to find it as it us up a side alley way and quite hard to find if you do not know the area but well sign posted. it is very quirky and i enjoyed the exhibition which was small but really nice. it is also up some very steep... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

I pop in here every time there's a new exhibition on and am never disappointed. Over two floors (be careful of the steep wooden steps if you're a little tottery on your feet!) it's laid out very nicely with an accompanying piece of literature that explains the exhibit and artist's intentions.

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