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Address: Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
Phone Number: +44 191 478 1810
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Tue 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River...

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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The Playground Project

Looking for somewhere to take the kids on a damp day try the Baltic and the Playground Project, ideal for kids from toddlers upto 11 years, or older. Sandpits, rope swings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Bolton
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time we went to the Baltic we were disappointed as most of the building was empty in preparation for a new exhibition. So we decided to give it another try on a second visit 12 months later. Pity we did. The building is great, it's in a great position, but they just fail to put much in it that's... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hardly any exhibits - really disappointing not more to see, although couple of good places for views and like the shop and café. Lovely building too.

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Thank Tony and Sarah G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always wanted to visit , so we did on Wednesday 20th July, stood outside on the viewing platform, and the views are wonderful. Had a lovely pot of tea and cakes in the Baltic Kitchen, and watched the world go by. Spent some money in the gift shop that had the most amazing gifts , very unusual and manned... More 

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Laung Prabang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here in part because it was a rainy day. We went straight up to the 4th floor which has an outdoor observation deck, and the rain did stop. We saw the Millenium bridge open to let some yachts through, and this ultimately proved to be the highlight of our visit to the Baltic. It is a shame that... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for somewhere to take the kids on a damp day try the Baltic and the Playground Project, ideal for kids from toddlers upto 11 years, or older. Sandpits, rope swings, plastic tube maze, metal climbing/walking farm, video room and much more. Entrance is free and there is viewing platforms for views over the Tyne and the large colony of... More 

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Thank sammysc
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I call here everytime there is a new exhibitor... I get some of it.... Mostly I wonder how people can set out drivel and get away with it.

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2 Thank Brian H
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First things first. The conversion of a derelict flour mill into a contemporary arts centre has brought back into use an iconic building, and it has to be seen as better than before. It merits a visit, but not everyone likes contemporary art (myself included) and I have seldom on any of my visits there found anything worth looking at.... More 

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Gosport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really not sure what to make of the Baltic. It is located on the edge of the river and easy to get to. Regrettably on the day of my visit, two of the floors were closed as their displays were being changed. Other exhibits would most definitely come under the description of 'Contemporary Art'. I do agree with a... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can be said visiting Newcastle Upon Tyne ? walk across the Tyne bridge to Gateshead side take a left towards the Sage Music concert venue Visit St Marys Heritage centre(opposite the Sage, walk through the Sage taking in its fantastic views and architecture. Walk out opposite side and down to Baltic art centre. Cross the Gatehead Millenium Bridge... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went with my boyfriend on friday so many amazing things to see and do especially the glass viewing box and balcony definatly would go again

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