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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic has lots of great things for the whole family to discover. Situated right by the Millennium Bridge on the NewcastleGateshead quayside, it is free to enter and has a changing programme of exhibitions.

You can enjoy stunning views, a relaxed and informal cafe bar and the best shop around for unusual cards and gifts. Plus there's a fantastic open area called Quay where kids can get creative whilst you relax with a book or enjoy our in-house TV station. And because it's free, you can stay for as long or as short as you like!

We also offer lots of fun drop in activity sessions for children. You don't need to book in advance, just turn up on the day.

Family Tours

Free tours every Saturday at 11am with a member of BALTIC Crew. A great way to help you find out more the exhibitions.

Explorer Packs

Explorer Packs: pick up a free pack any time from the Information Desk. Aimed at children aged 13 and under, they contain explorer equipment such as a magnifying glass and binoculars as well as a fun activity sheet. Children under 13 are welcome to come along every Saturday and Sunday any time between 2pm and 4pm to join one of our popular drop-in activity sessions, and there's always something interesting and creative going on in the school holidays, from Halloween pumpkin carving to creating your own mini book for Mother's Day.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
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  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
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  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Gateshead Quays South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3BA, England


Click here to visit Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art's website
0191 478 1810

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Wednesday to Monday 10:00 - 18:00, Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00


Free admission

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Eating information

There's a relaxed Cafe Bar on the ground floor open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday. If the weather's warm, you can enjoy the lovely outside seating area in Baltic Square, right by the Millennium Bridge.


We have baby changing facilities on three floors and plenty of space for buggies. There are special toddler toilets in the family area on our 2nd floor.

Gift shop

Baltic Shop has fun and original cards, souvenirs and gifts. Plenty on offer for children from art materials and activity books to cuddly toys.

Baby food facilities

Milk warming is available.


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