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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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Come and see the Emperor's New Clothes

Contemporary art is always difficult to assess. Some of it is very inspiring/provoking but lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OffshoreAlan
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Baby sensory and guided tour

We arrived just in time for the guided tour at 1.30 and I’m so glad we did, the guide was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lobsterbottom
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“top floor” (72 reviews)
“flour mill” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
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+44 191 478 1810
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Contemporary art is always difficult to assess. Some of it is very inspiring/provoking but lots of it is pretentious rubbish (the Emperor's New Clothes). A mixture of both the day I visited, and one floor completely closed as "under preparation", although on viewing it from...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived just in time for the guided tour at 1.30 and I’m so glad we did, the guide was very enthusiastic and we both got so much more out of the exhibit than if we’d just walked in alone. Having baby in tow I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Perhaps I visited at the wrong time, but there were only two exhibitions, both of which were, I felt, at the extreme end of modernism and I'm afraid did not capture my imagination although in general I am a great supporter of contemporary art. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What utter rubbish and a complete waste of such an amazing building. Such a shame about the so called art but the building and views are worth a visit..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I visited with children and have to say they were made very welcome and were entertained. My 9 year old is an artist and really appreciates and is interested in art. She is also deaf. The staff were amazing and really took the...More

1  Thank Tracyanne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful venue which showcases local artists. My only gripe is that its woefully underutilised. The exhibits could fit on one floor. Get more into this wonderful space

Thank SpikeChambers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s great to have this space close to home. For the varying exhibitions, for the regeneration of the area and for the lovely restaurant on the top floor. Today’s visit was to the exhibit on the fourth floor, the children had great fun at infinity...More

Thank Dr_Waugh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Baltic Contemporary Art Centre is in a superb location right on the banks of the River Tyne with superb views over the river and its beautiful bridges and buildings. It is housed in an old flour mill that has been extremely impressively converted into...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk along the quayside on a rainy day in Newcastle stopped off at the Baltic for a wander around. Great rooms for kids to play my three year old nephew loved the sensory room with the bubble lights. There's also a library attached...More

Thank Jayne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're staying in Newcastle and love art, this is THE place to go!!! It's completely free to enter, and it has a very good collection of modern and contemporary art!! Some exhibits are particularly catchy! Furthermore, it offers stunning views of the Quayside and...More

Thank Alexandre C
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