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Address: Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
Phone Number: +44 191 478 1810
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Description: 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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Great art in a stunning building

Very interesting modern art displayed in a fabulous building. There is a viewing gallery on the 4th floor that gives uninterrupted views of the millennium bridge. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting modern art displayed in a fabulous building. There is a viewing gallery on the 4th floor that gives uninterrupted views of the millennium bridge. There is a restaurant on the top floor and a well priced quirky coffee shop on the ground floor. And the best thing of all is that it is free

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Whether you get modern art or not this us the most amazing building restored to a great standard to display installations and other forms of modern art.... I don't think it always matters if you don't get it art is after all an emotive subject and very personal. The views are amazing over the Tyne and the bridge. The coffee... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The building is beautifully restored and the facilities are great but I don't really get modern art. The kids activities are good though.

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Attended a wedding here in August. It was absolutely a beautiful place from the view to the food they served, and the level 6 restaurant and bar was absolutely incredible.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

On a visit to Newcastle Quayside we went to the viewing platform of the Baltic to watch the bridge open and close at midday. I must say that our opinion of the Baltic was not good and if we had been charged for entry then we would have asked for a refund. The 4th floor had a huge articulated lorry... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I live in Gateshead and have always appreciated Baltic, but hadn't been for a wee while. Visiting yesterday, it was as fresh as ever. The Fiona Tan exhibition, particularly the video work on level three, is well worth checking out. Contemporary art can be sparse or rich, challenging or inspiring; or, it can leave you unmoved. What I like about... More 

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Wetherby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The modern art may be valued by those with a special interest but we found it mostly pretentious and not high standard. The viewing gallery however makes the visit worthwhile as you are close to the Millennium Bridge. We were particularly lucky in seeing it open which it only does once a day.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice place, great views. Recommend the floors with views of the quayside. Yet to experience the restaurant.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This re-furbished Flour Mill has a new life as an art gallery just yards from the Millenium Bridge. Entry is free with a donation at the discretion of the visitor. Well worth a visit to see modern art in a variety of modes. Excellent shop also (we didn't need a cup of tea so did not visit the cafe).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have been several times to see if anything grabs me but sadly the answer is no.Now realise I am not interested in contemperory art and do not understand the messages these artists are trying to get across.Score of 2 only reflects my personal opinion and I hope others will not be put off visiting.

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