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BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art


With a history that stretches back much further than its 2002 opening, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a completely rennovated flour mill on the south bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead, is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world.

The BALTIC aim to present a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.

BALTIC'S programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community. Visitors can experience innovative and provocative new art, relax, have fun, learn and discover fresh ideas, and complete their visit with a relaxing coffee overlooking the magnificent quayside.

Don't forget to check their website or ask at an info point when you arrive for information about events and activities taking place like Preview Parties, Family Tours, Toddler Tuesdays, Exhibition Explorer Packs for kids and all sorts of themed adult events.



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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop available in all public spaces.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Information in braille or large print, sign language tours.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Rooftop restaurant, riverside restaurant, cafe and bar.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Languages spoken

  • Braille

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A167. From the A167 follow the signs for the BALTIC and Gateshead Quays.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Newcastle Central Station. Follow signs to the Quayside/Gateshead Millennium Bridge.


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Opening Times

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)


Friday, 1st January 2016 - Saturday, 31st December 2016

Family Quest
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Friday, 1st January 2016 - Saturday, 31st December 2016

Busy B's
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