"The Baltic" BALTIC, Gateshead Tip by jayhawk2000
BALTIC, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne: 20 reviews and 48 photos
A riverfront industrial building converted into an art gallery, adjoining a landmark bridge. Welcome to the 'Tate Modern of the North', the Baltic.
Both are bold architectural statements specialising in contemporary art and have helped to revitalise a rundown area, accessed by a stunning pedestrian bridge.
But in some ways the Baltic falls short in comparison. The gallery space in the old flour mill is surprisingly small, even tiny on some floors, and the lack of a permanent collection means the changing exhibitions can be hit-and-miss.
You'll also be disappointed by how little you see of the Tyne as the one observation platform is puny and the rooftop restaurant requires advance reservations.
However, you won't soon forget a ride in one of the three glass lifts that overlook the Sage and Tyne bridges.
Admission is free and the shop is excellent. Open daily 10-6 (till 8 on Thursdays).
Address: South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Directions: On the south side of the Tyne across from Newscastle at the foot of the Millennium Bridge
Phone: 0191 478 1810
More Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne (3)
More Reviews (3)
jayhawk2000's Related Pages
Have you been to Newcastle upon Tyne?Share Your Travels