Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

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  • Apart from a nesting site for Kittiwakes this is the largest waste of space in Gateshead. Having made a special journey during our stay in the UK this was a disappointing experience when you consider ...  more »
  • Impressive building. Particularly enjoyed the viewing platform, the infinity staircase and the shop. I could see the point of the exhibitions but they were not really my cup of tea. Highlight for me w...  more »
  • It is free but I would have liked to see some more painting. Good point is the viewing out side I guess it’s worth a visit to see that  more »
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  • It's a former industrial site turned into a museum for contemporary art. The exhibitions are interesting for the contemporary art lovers, especially. There's a nice panoramic view over the city at the top floor. I found the mirror staircase very interesting. The museum shop is a bit expensive but one can find more-than-average souvenirs.
  • An exhibition space with installations that change several times a year. Some challenging exhibitions and definitely not for chocolate box art lovers in the main. The cafe, restaurant and gift shop are all a little over priced in my view. Overall, if you like to spend time exploring contemporary art, this is well worth a visit.
  • I remember this before it was converted. I think it should have had windows cut on the side wall that faces the river. The glass box protruding doesn't fit the building but does have good views. It has a top floor restaurant and a very good gift shop. I'm not a fan of installations which are described as art but are a mixture of video and sound with no real meaning. Exhibitions range from good to awful. The Baltic has served as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Gateshead side of the Tyne with mixed results. There are some awful tower block housing behind the Baltic which copy the Baltic stylistically, nearby is the sage Gateshead which is a concert hall venue for music which is architecturally clever but too big on its plot. Further into Gateshead's town centre and tesco have overdeveloped an eyesore 1960s shopping precinct with another precinct which is not much better.
  • Took my granddaughter here while we were in the area. I found the gallery very interesting however the cafe was a very poor experience, especially considering the price we paid for it. Such a shame for such an interesting place.
  • I do love visiting this place. It's certainly worth a visit for the building alone. I don't always understand the concept behind the art on display, but I'm always interested to observe. Also, it's a fairly tranquil space to get lost in........

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