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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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What a load of pretentious old tosh

Fantastic building great space filled with a load of old tosh. Better use would have been to move... read more

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Filipe C
Dollar, United Kingdom
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Great city view

Nice museum with an amazing view over the millennium bridge and the town. We enjoyed the childrens... read more

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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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  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic building great space filled with a load of old tosh. Better use would have been to move a few homeless folk begging on the nearby streets into to an " exhibition " complete with dirty douvets and pet staffy. Maybe a few of the...More

Thank Filipe C
Reviewed today via mobile

Nice museum with an amazing view over the millennium bridge and the town. We enjoyed the childrens activity corner with the library, stayed there for over an hour. Nice contemporary art, fun to see the childrens reaction to it :)

Thank Rensst
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful building with lots to see and even the stunning views out over the river Tyne are worth seeing. A must go to when visiting Newcastle

Thank GintNic
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my grandchildren to this event. They were very excited about it. However there was very little for them to do. Some sheets of paper on the floor with chalk crayons and scissors! I expected perhaps some group activities, interactive events, even face painters?...More

Thank 470mail
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entrance...and just as well! Can't say I was very impressed with the exhibits.. Despite the interesting and thought-provoking descriptions ..obviously I'm not an expert.. but debateable that this could be classed as 'art' ...one piece looked like a ripped tent with a clothes-line attached!...More

Thank elizabethr701
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here when I can, which is not often enough to experience the Baltic Centre with an open mind as you just cannot predict what you are going to see within. Contemporary art ... where do you start You like what you like but...More

1  Thank Radar-uk-2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I visited the Baltic Flour Mill gallery as he is studying for his GCSE Art and thought it might be interesting. We had a fabulous afternoon looking at the 4 artists in the current show and voting for our favourite. This is...More

Thank Fran E
Reviewed 1 week ago

For such a large building the amount of exhibits on display is very small.The building itself is very interesting and has great views of the city. We went into the cafe but i must say i thought it very expensive and quite pretentious. The service...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps my failure to appreciate the art within the Baltic confirms my own status as a Philistine, though I hope not. In appearance, the building reminded me of the Tate Modern in London, which I’ve always enjoyed visiting – so maybe my expectations were raised...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Renovated old factory turned in to at museum of modern art. I dont know about the art, but the building is very impressive. On one floor there is a viewing platform where you can se the worlds larges inland colony of Kittywakes. The nest on...More

Thank Lonech
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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