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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Lovely morning out

Spent a nice morning going around exhibits with my other half. Wish there had been more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura M
via mobile
Great museum to go to while in Newcastle!

The museum is free although certain exhibits have a charge but is great quality and lovely space... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rylee R
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“flour mill” (47 reviews)
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a nice morning going around exhibits with my other half. Wish there had been more explanation for some of the exhibits but recognise this may be the artist's decision and not the building! Stunning view from level 5.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is free although certain exhibits have a charge but is great quality and lovely space. Great view of the river and bridge from the upper floors as well. The cafe food is good as well and loved the gift shop. Staff are all...More

Thank Rylee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the car journey a lot more interesting and gave me something to look at. A truely lovely piece of art

Thank elegantandyoung
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here with my grandchildren. They loved the glass lift and views from the viewing platform. We visited all the floors with exhibitions and were told by a staff member about the children's area on the second floor where they had...More

Thank helenhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessed via the spectacular Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre a flour mill from the past is now a contemporary arts museum. The exhibitions are not permanent and change continually during the year. With up to six floors and viewing gallery which gives excellent views down...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some good exhibitions on over 5 or 6 floors and a viewing gallery giving great views over Gateshead and Newcastle. Changing exhibitions so it's pot luck what's on when you go but a fine old building being put to good use.

Thank alan c
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Doing a tour of Newcastle and went to see the wonderful bridges and saw this place.We was pleased to see a old building put to good use and very well converted.The viewing platform was a great place to photograph the bridges and see the river...More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

There’s always something weird and wonderful on at the Baltic to challenge the senses. The Shop is great too.

Thank soniavbuk
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were spending the weekend visiting Gateshead and Newcastle. After spending the morning shopping, we decided to see more of the area. We enjoyed the walk down to the river and over the Millennium Bridge. On my list of 'must see' was the Baltic Centre....More

Thank kborrill
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Apart from being a fairly empty space (as is typical of this sort of gallery), the effect of largely audio-visual installations is constantly interrupted and ruined by the chatter of staff broadcast over wireless handsets. Either that or, as in a gallery all about soundscapes,...More

Thank commuter_8
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David S
April 5, 2015|
Response from Annie W | Reviewed this property |
The video I think you're looking for is called 'A Vicious Undertow'. It's available on youtube. Fingers crossed it's the right one x