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“Baltic Art Gallery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Ranked #8 of 34 things to do in Gateshead
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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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“Baltic Art Gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Loved my visit here, building is superb inside and out, lovely gift shop and cafe and I believe there is a restaurant there aswell! There is a really good gift shop within the Baltic centre and they do really good exhibitions aswell. Worth a look just for the building and views from inside even if your not an art lover! :)

Visited December 2012
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East Yorkshire
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“Interesting and unusual exhibitions.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I have visited Baltic on several occasions and have always found the experience stimulating. The exhibitions can be unusual and thought provoking, as you would expect from modern artists, but rarely boring. The restaurant and shop are both good and the staff are well informed and very helpful.

Visited January 2013
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“Visit for FREEEE..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I love the fact that the Baltic Art Centre does not charge admission. It opens 7 days a week, car parking is easy, public transport connections are plentiful, and disabled services include not only pesonal guides, but also a very comprehensive collection of mobility comforts & facilities. The exhibitions and displays are spread over various galleries on five floors. Sometimes whacky, sometimes challenging, I always find a visit here stimulating, interesting, educational, and the building really lends itself to the purpose. If zany modern art is your thang, then head for the Baltic (in Gateshead). http://www.balticmill.com/whats-on

Visited January 2013
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“If you modern art you will like this trash”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

This is the worst place I have visited not becose of the staff or the good lift ride but the rubbish that is on show there so called modern art I would even get any of it out of a skip it is that bad however if you in to the kind of thing you may like it more the only thing worth going for is the lift ride or if your at a loose end and its raining it has a cafe I have never used that so I am unable to tell you what that's like

I would score this 2/10

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“what was that all about?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

the best thing about the baltic isn't the exhibitions but simply watching those who go to see the exhibitions. View from the top is worth the effort though

Visited November 2012
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