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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had a bit of breakfast at the Baltic Cafe one Saturday morning. I had the Eggs Benedict which was tasty and my fiance had a sausage and egg bap - She commentated on how nice the sausages were! Couple of hot drinks and it came to £15. Good service, clean setting and nice looking place right by the Millennium Bridge... More

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

So looking forward to visiting the 'famous' Baltic Centre but what a let down. The view, location and actual building were fabulous. But .... Having only one exhibition on and no explanation on the website which we checked out before we set off was not acceptable. The only exhibition that was open was on the 1st floor, the other floors... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A superb job has been completed in creating the Baltic as an Art Centre. When I went only one floor had any 'art' on display and this was not to my taste. I thought it was rubbish, but art is subjective! Another floor was showing a film, Three more floors were not in use, two being prepared for new exhibitions... More

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Regina, SK, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This old flour mill has been converted into a fantastic venue for modern art. Walk across the Millennial bridge from New Castle, and you are there. The art is beautifully displayed in a multi-level venue - even the elevators are memorable. Don't miss this fantastic display of northern culture.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lydia Gifford's effort cannot be classed as art; not even 'modern art'. Daniel Buren's only slightly better. How can these people be exhibiting this stuff?

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London,England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good views from 5th and 4th floors, though 5th floor would benefit from a clear window. The exhibits on the other floors were a complete joke. A floor full of mirrors. A floor full of coloured blocks. A floor showing a boring film about bees.

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rotherham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Contemporary Art is not my thing, but gave this a visit whilst in Newcastle. the building itself is very unusual and worth a visit, to have a travel in the lift and stand out on the viewing platforms If contemporary Art is your thing, this place is a must

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Haacht, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My first visit to the Baltic and I loved it. The old flour mill has been successfully converted into a superb exhibition space. From the viewing platform on the 4th floor you have some very great views of the Tyne river, the bridges and the center of Newcastle. And on the 5th floor another viewing box for good views of... More

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Extraordinary expression of art on a six floor building. Wonderful sight to those who do not suffer from dizziness, still very safe in terms of security. I loved it!

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A superb exhibition space. Very clear signposting and helpful and knowledgable staff. Loved the outside viewing platform overlooking the Tyne and the Millenium swing bridge which was raised whilst we were there. Giftshop has some distinctive merchandise. Different food at the cafe but on the expensive side. Well worth a visit and combine it with the Sage which is very... More

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