BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

A sweeping modern bridge leading across a river towards a large building with the words Baltic Flour Mill written on the side
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BALTIC, the major international centre for contemporary art, opened on 13 July 2002. The landmark building is situated on the south bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead, in the North of England. A £46m project has transformed the former Baltic Flour Mills, a disused 1950s grain warehouse, into a leading international contemporary arts venue - one of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 10.00-18.00
Except Tuesday 10.30-18.00
Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Admission charges


Additional info

Our library and archive is available by appointment 10.00-17.00.

BALTIC presents a constantly changing programme of exhibitions and events, with a strong emphasis on new commissions. It houses five galleries covering over 3000sqm, 2 artists studios, a cinema/lecture space and a library and archive. The building also has 2 different food and drink spaces including Six Restaurant with amazing views of the River Tyne and the BALTIC Cafe Bar.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Contemporary Art
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Juice Festival 2015

  • 24 — 31 October 2015

This years festival theme is SEEN AND HEARD, showcasing outstanding work created by children and young people as well as a programme of events delivered by regional, national and international artists.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Pumpkin Carving

  • 29 October 2015 1-4:30pm
  • 30 — 31 October 2015 11am-4:30pm

Come to BALTIC this Halloween and help us carve over 1000 pumpkins! You and your little ones can dress in your best spooky costume and get carving creatively with our team of BALTIC artists and Crew.On Saturday at 16.45 join us for our Ghouls Getters Bootcamp on BALTIC square! Each child must have a ticket and adults are admitted free with a paying child. We recommend 1 adult per 4 children.Tickets must be booked online at in advance and go on sale 1 September 2015. Organised Groups can visit on Thursday 29 October but must book 2 weeks in advance.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Exhibition Explorers

Everyday 10.00am - 6.00pm (from 10:30am Tuesdays) Children and families have the opportunity to explore the exhibitions with special Exhibition Explorer packs. These packs offer new ways of enjoying and looking at contemporary art and are designed around each season of exhibitions. Suitable for children under 13 years old, these can be collected from the Information Desk on Ground Floor.

How to obtain

Collect a pack from the Information Desk on Ground Floor.


QUAY is BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's exciting new learning facility bringing events, activities and oodles of information together in one space at the heart of BALTIC. QUAY is funky, cosy, stylish, comfortable, surprising and just a little bit kitsch. There's nothing you HAVE to do in QUAY - just lots that you CAN.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear



General Enquiries


General Enquiries

0191 478 1810


General Enquiries

0191 478 1922

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