BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art


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South Shore Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 3BA
England

  • General Enquiries: 0191 478 1810

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution. Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sun: 10.30-18.00

Charges:

Free Entry

Travel directions:

BALTIC is situated on the Quayside in Gateshead, a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Town Centre. BALTIC is accessible for pedestrians from the Newcastle Quayside over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Parking Parking spaces are available in the BALTIC Car Park. Follow Signage for 'Gateshead Quays' and 'Other Car Parks' until specific signage for BALTIC Car Park becomes visible. Spaces are pay on exit and you can pay by card or cash. BALTIC Car Park charges are as follows: Up to 1 hour £2.00 Up to 2 hours £3.50 Up to 3 hours £5.00 Thereafter £1.50/hour Blue badge holders park FREE. For ticket validation during gallery hours (10.30-18.00), please go to the Information Desk on the ground floor of BALTIC. Outside of these times please contact security via the intercom on exit. Motorcycles can park free at all times in the designated Motorcycle bay. Coach drop off point is next to BALTIC on South Shore Road. Travelling by Train or Metro: Newcastle Central Station. 3 hours to London’s Kings Cross, 1.5 hours to Edinburgh. Tyne and Wear Metro Service. Newcastle Central Station or Gateshead Metro Interchange. Travelling by Bus: Gateshead Bus Interchange or Newcastle Central Station. The bright Yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, at least every 20 minutes during the evening and directly serve BALTIC. The Quaylink service 1 (Q1) starts from both Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central Station. Travelling by Bicycle: BALTIC is accessible by bike via South Shore Road and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. There are bike racks located on Baltic Square, near BALTIC's main entrance. The bike racks are maintained by Gateshead Council and free to use.

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Book free entry: www.baltic.art/tickets

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Sign language interpretation available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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