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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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Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites
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,... more » 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. « less
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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287 reviews 287 reviews
103 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The huge open floor areas displaying very different styles of art presentation are interesting but did not make us keen to return. One floor was closed due to a display being set up and the other floors didn't take long to wander through. The views from the balcony area were quite stunning and proved the highlight of our visit. Nice... More

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London, UK
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10 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

The Baltic Centre is in a great location on the banks of the Tyne and is worth a visit just to go up to the viewing platform to look across the river and city. We were in Newcastle for the GNR and paid a visit. The centre is set over 6 floors and there actually isn't a lot to see,... More

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I suppose if you are a modern art lover, then this place would excite you, but it didn't do much for me. Yes there were lots of exhibits and there are splendid views of the Tyne, but I have to say that modern art just doesn't mean anything to me. This is a converted flour mill and this is a... More

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Newcastle, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

only giving 3 stars for the kids craft at the weekend, and the view from the top floor. Otherwise an utter pile of sand (litteraly!!) Utter rubbish. If you like to see a crisp packet on the floor as art.... then you need to get an imagination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great shop with lots of interesting books all very tempting. The cafe was great, we were able to sit out and watch the world go by. These were the best features of the gallery. The exhibits were large and colourful! But didn't hold our interest for long. Fortunately it's a free gallery.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Building and view superb, art on display disappointing and finished looking around in around 30 minutes, food in café was excellent though

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Generally a visit to an art gallery is in two halves. The building and the facilities and then the exhibits. Having gone some years ago I was very impressed with the large exhibits. Personally they did not appeal to me quite as much but still very enjoyable. The colours were so impressive and uplifting when the sun shone through the... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say, it's an art gallery. Lots of big lovely spaces with not much in them! There is an outside viewing platform which is good. The best part for me was the shop, very over priced but I enjoyed looking. But it's free to look round so if you are passing take a look for nothing :-)

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East Midlands
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29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

To be honest, my recent visit to BALTIC still left me a little confused about contemporary visual art simply because I don't always get or like it. But I was impressed by the place. In a converted mill the building itself is stunning and is on a great location by the quayside, right next to the millennium bridge and the... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went this summer and saw the Daniel Buren exhibition which was on. Not to everyone's taste but the colours were quite stunning and the building lent itself well to his type of display. The view from the outside viewing balcony on the fourth floor is great, although some bigger gaps in the glass to allow for easier photography would... More

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