The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England, will be on display at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne from 17th September until 3rd 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.
Opening times for The Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition is Monday to Sunday 10am until 7:30pm with last entry at 6:30pm.
Admission charges apply.
Ticket prices are as follows…
Peak – weekday afternoons from 2pm until 5pm and weekends from 10am until 7:30pm.
Donation adult ticket £14
Adult ticket £12
Concession ticket £10
Off peak – weekday mornings 10am until 2pm and weekday evenings from 5pm until 7:30pm.
Donation adult ticket £11
Adult ticket £9
Concession ticket £7
Each ticket is a 30 minute admission time and is valid for 90 minutes from the time you enter the exhibition.
High demand for tickets is anticipated and capacity is limited for each time slot.
Tickets can be booked here (opens in a new window).