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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shopping in Gateshead
Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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Wallaroo
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A stunningly beautiful building. Restored sensitively. But the galleries were such a disappointment. Some galleries were empty, some were a waste of time. The main installation required bright sunlight to get the full effect. We were there on a grey dismal day so missed the effect. Seeing it on a volunteer's ipad is just not the same. However it is... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Baltic centre has amazing vieuw from 5th floor and viewing deck. Good time to go is around sunset for great pictures. interesting building and space for exhibitions.

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northumberland
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141 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As mentioned by another reviewer not all exhibits are to everyone's taste but none the less make you kind of think. The baltic has a new small quirky shop there and another souvenir shop. There are also two restaurants there. We took the glass lift up to the viewing platform which was nice and had a fab view of the... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not all exhibitions to everyone's taste but worth a visit every now and then & you'll find something to stimulate your senses ! Good restaurant & cafe and an excellent gift shop with themed items & unusual quirky things ! Right next to the amazing Millennium Bridge too - walk halfway & get an incredible view of the bridges on... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Oh dear, what a disappointment. Although the building was open the galleries weren't open when we arrived, so we spent 45mins watching the river and exploring the bridges. Once fully open we discovered that most of the galleries weren't open (I think we must have just missed and exhibition and they were preparing for another). Apart from a floor fiercely... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not bad for free but you couldn't spend long here. 30 - 45 minutes tops. But it's free and gives an excellent view of the river and bridges. There are restaurants and pubs over the water and it's not far from the sage. Worth a look but tie it in to a visit elsewhere. The exhibits change a lot and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Initally came here with my family for an Easter Sunday dinner which was excellent, this is what prompted me to recommend it to my friend for her 40th Birthday. There was 12 of us and we were seated at a long table in the middle of the restaurant, everything was fabulous from start to finish, food, staff, atmosphere, and the... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We popped in for breakfast rather than having it at the Jury's Inn Hotel next door, and did not intend to stay long. However, we enjoyed the viewing platform on the 4th floor, watched a strange film about bees in one of the galleries, then spent ages in the extremely well-stocked gift shop, so we did not leave until lunch... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

BRILLIANT. I have been going to the Baltic for many years now when I visit Newcastle because I love every aspect of the art gallery such as its surroundings, its beautiful views, fun glass elevator , its architecture, the stairs, its off course its art. As I learnt the other day even if 2 of its floors are closed due... More

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South shields
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were disappointed as two floors were under development meaning there was little to see. Plan ahead if you want to get the most out of the centre, as in the past I've seen some really interesting exhibitions. The plus points are you can eat and drink there as well as buy a souvenir. Building is beautiful. Fantastic location and... More

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