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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

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Worth visiting for the view

Although the contents were rather dispensible, it was well worth going for the view from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christopher B
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St Albans, United Kingdom
worth a visit for the observation deck

The exhibitions is worth visiting although may not be to everyone's taste. At the time of my visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AwaWilliams
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Ottawa, Canada
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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...more
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Gateshead Quays South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the contents were rather dispensible, it was well worth going for the view from the observation deck and the ride up the lifts. There is also an intriguing illusion on the staircase with the mirrored ceiling. The setting by the river, and the nearby...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are six floors in this building. The top floor has a restaurant but was closed when we visited on Monday. The bottom floor has a very expensive gift shop and a nice little cafe/coffee shop. The remaining floors have what can only be described...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever wanted to know more about the history and architecture of merry old Newcastle and Gateshead? Hidden on one of the upper floors, next to the kiddies play area is a library bursting with very relevant books about the immediate area's past and history. With...More

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BALTICGateshead, Visitor Experience team at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you've enjoyed using our Library. If you haven't already then a visit to our BALTIC Archive is highly recommended. You can do this by making an appointment, here's the email address if that's something you'd like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 13/09/18 with a service user for work and I was a little disappointed there isn’t a lot of art to really look atMore

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BALTICGateshead, Visitor Experience team at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a shame that you felt that there wasn't much on, all of our exhibition floors are open and we are exhibiting a broad range of exhibitions at the moment. We are due to changeover soon (all but one of our current exhibitions end on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've tried hard as old fogies to understand the contemporary art at various venues in London and here in Newcastle but to be honest I could do some of this if I had time to waste. The exhibitions to be fair were being taken down...More

Thank Philip R
BALTICGateshead, Visitor Experience team at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We haven't been in changeover since June so perhaps you visited us some time ago? Or if you visited this summer it's possible that when you've visited some floors appeared closed because they were at capacity? If you would like to chat about this more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

spent couple of hours in the cafe, location was really nice most of the Newcastle landmarks are visible a great place for spent some times. .

Thank EthanTaylor-Ausi
BALTICGateshead, Visitor Experience team at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed BALTIC Kitchen, thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Baltic on a weekend trip to see Saracens play the Falcons We went with high expectations having visited galleries all around the world It was dreadful Confused sparse,amateur and bored staff. Where was the contemporary art? The north east deserves better Avoid!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibitions is worth visiting although may not be to everyone's taste. At the time of my visit there were a couple of exhibitions that I enjoyed . The building for the glass observation deck on the top floor, having a wander around the overview...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel desk clerk suggested we visit because the views from the platform would be rewarding. She was right--there's an indoor platform on the 5th floor, and an outdoor one on the 4th floor and the views were exceptionsal. But once inside, we decided to...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in the area always worth visiting. Last time I thought the exhibits rubbish but this time I found some of the exhibits excellent. This is art and as I always say you like, hate or find the exhibits interesting. Love it or hate it...More

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