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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cool view

Visited with my brother a wheel chair user. Really helpful staff . Hi to floor 5 . The view is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew L
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Not much on show

When we visited they only had an exhibition in the ground floor and that was quite a low key event... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
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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...more
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much like the Tate this is focused on modern art - so if like me this is already not really your thing I’d not make an additional effort to go here but pop by if in the area as the work is changed around so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely building, lovely view from the outdoor viewing area. Sadly to date, having visited several times, I am yet to see anything I would class as art! If you think a pile of amplifiers is art and if you like the modern idea of art...More

Thank Roc2805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is interesting, there's a good bookshop and the viewing platform gives some great views. However, three out of the four exhibition floors were out of commission while they changed exhibitions. Could they not stagger the changeover?

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my brother a wheel chair user. Really helpful staff . Hi to floor 5 . The view is brilliant. It’s free to visit.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited they only had an exhibition in the ground floor and that was quite a low key event. Visited the viewing box and had a good view over the Tyne. The centre shop is rather good with a variety of interesting art books,

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Baltic Centre is worth a visit for the view and the great little coffee shop. It very much depends on which artist is exhibiting when you go whether you will enjoy it or not. This is contemporary art so look at it with an...More

Thank lainor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning use of an iconic building at the water's edge. Not sure that I was sold on the small section of the contemporary art that we espied. But take the lift to the top and there is an inside as well as outside viewing gallery...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the contents were rather dispensible, it was well worth going for the view from the observation deck and the ride up the lifts. There is also an intriguing illusion on the staircase with the mirrored ceiling. The setting by the river, and the nearby...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are six floors in this building. The top floor has a restaurant but was closed when we visited on Monday. The bottom floor has a very expensive gift shop and a nice little cafe/coffee shop. The remaining floors have what can only be described...More

Thank john R
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Ever wanted to know more about the history and architecture of merry old Newcastle and Gateshead? Hidden on one of the upper floors, next to the kiddies play area is a library bursting with very relevant books about the immediate area's past and history. With...More

Thank DamienL1197
BALTICGateshead, Visitor Experience team at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you've enjoyed using our Library. If you haven't already then a visit to our BALTIC Archive is highly recommended. You can do this by making an appointment, here's the email address if that's something you'd like...More

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David S
6 April 2015|
Response from Annie W | Reviewed this property |
The video I think you're looking for is called 'A Vicious Undertow'. It's available on youtube. Fingers crossed it's the right one x