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Address: Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
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+44 191 478 1810
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Tue 10:30 - 18:00
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Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River...

Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC presents an ever-changing calendar of dynamic, diverse & international contemporary visual art exhibitions and events. Also houses BALTIC SHOP, a cafe/bar. Library & Archive and Six rooftop restaurant.

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Completely FREE and Must See Even If You're Not Much Into Art

Being free and large are the two main advantages of this attraction. You either cross the Millenium Bridge to get to it (worth doing regardless) or park at the Sage car park... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gill G
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was really impressed with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Superb venue over several floors of an old flour mill with many viewing platforms over the whole city. It was completely free entry and the staff were all very informative and friendly. It also had a nice gallery shop and pop up vinyl shop. Out side of London this is... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for a second time whilst staying in Newcastle. Easy to get to from the city centre, about a 10 minute walk and over the Millennium Bridge. Large galleries, great viewing positions. Great shop! Free to enter and wander round. Great way to spend an hour.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

and it's free, and there is parking, and you've got the fantastic views of the Quayside, the Millennium bridge etc. A nice walk along the quaysdie if you want. Photo opportunities etc. The exhibition we went to this time was Rodney Graham (particularly his photographs) which are interesting and witty and different. Very helpful staff.

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old flour mill, now very contemporary art gallery. Do not go if you want old painters and classic art! Currently they have an excellent exhibition regarding refugees dying in the sea, in an effort to reach safe countries. Very sad and thought provoking. Stunning views from 2 of the floors, and you can also see the colony of Kittiwakes who... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being free and large are the two main advantages of this attraction. You either cross the Millenium Bridge to get to it (worth doing regardless) or park at the Sage car park. Buses run from the Gateshead side to it as well. OK, some of the art exhibitions can be a bit 'out there', but there are viewing stages, always... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Glass lifts going up 3 floors give you fantastic views of the quayside and the bridges. Level 5 has a glass fronted gallery for viewing gateshead and newcastle. Contemporary art on the other floors. Ground floor has a shop and cafe.

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Thank Helen351
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boring, sparse, cold. Was really looking forward to looking at the art but a very empty building. Decent views from top floor. Interesting to put virtual headset on to learn about the refugees, wouldn't rush back though!! Ever!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure this was for me, but maybe I just didn't understand the layout. Personally I found it rather empty and not good use of the space, yes the view from level 5 was good but that's not what you go see, contemporary art I am not sure.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building from the outside is very impressive however I was left feeling very disappointed with the exhibitions inside. However I would suggest you still give it a try inside even if it is just for the view on level 5 because it really is a great view!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Baltic on foot takes one through some pretty dismal parts of the city. The river bank on which it is located is a scene of desolation. As with the nearby Sage, the paths and car parks give every impression of have been surfaced with a variety of left over materials from a variety of different jobs.... More 

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