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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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Wonderful views

Went there primarily for the view but we like contemporary art, but a little disappointed that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
Views from 5th floor

Unfortunately the art did not do anything for me, but the shop is excellent as is the café. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peach P
Perth, Australia
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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 good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
+44 191 478 1810
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there primarily for the view but we like contemporary art, but a little disappointed that there were only 2/3 galleries open which I did not find that inspiring. Good for children, but shop too expensive

Thank Wrappo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the art did not do anything for me, but the shop is excellent as is the café. The view from the 5th floor should not be missed.

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building with lots of open space and great viewing points. Nesting Kittiwakes were great to see. Lifts to all floors and has a popular tea/coffee shop. The exhibitions left me shrugging my shoulders and thinking to myself that they were uninspiring

Thank SandK71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went along for #talkonthetyne last night and the staff could not have given a more friendly and personal touch. Couldn't have any of the pre-set food due to allergies. Moments later the chef was talking to me to see what they could rustle up. That's...More

1  Thank Bazimus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are always interesting and thought provoking. You can be high and mighty about pretentiousness or carried away into the world's big problems--your choice. Just be grateful you have the chance to see this kind of thing and speculate in this kind of way...More

1  Thank bobJ5472DS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic gallery! Amazing space with Level 4 viewing platform overlooking Newcastle. The staff were so warm and welcoming and informative. We arrived 30mins too early but thankfully the cafe was open - great coffee!! Great exhibitions and love the gift shop! This is definitely worth...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If nothing else take the lift to viewing platform to look at view. Can see football stadium. At right time of the year there are lots of nesting gulls on ledge.

Thank martytc2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the building were amazing. However, the artwork was minimal. What a waste of a beautiful building

Thank RITA653
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers say, we find the Baltic hit and miss and don't rush to visit although it's not far for us to travel. Tonight's experience won't encourage us to go in future. We found the Rodney Graham exhibition interesting so thought we'd try his...More

Thank Buteo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art display was interesting although minimal by comparison to the wonderful views this building lends itself to Gateshead Quays. You don't need to visit just for the art. The staff were lovely and most helpful. There was a school trip in progress and unlike...More

Thank Lesley C
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David S
In 2011 I visited the Baltic Centre and watched a very eerie film production in black and white featuring music based on Nights In White Satin but played in a very different way and incredibly atmospheric. All I can remember about the film is an old fashioned empty pub and a woman sitting by herself at the bar. For some reason a Lighthouse also comes to mind. The film was very melancholic but extremely effective. Could anyone please tell me the title of this production and where I can either buy a copy or view it again? Many thanks
6 April 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