BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art


Telephone: +44 0191 478 1810


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The measures we have put in place:

  • Visits on the day are very welcome if you cannot book in advance. Short waits may apply at busier times for the health, safety and comfort of all visitors and our staff.
  • In order to help reduce the risk of a local outbreak of Covid-19 BALTIC are asking for contact details of all visitors. When you book in advance, the team will ask for contact details of the person making the booking. In line with guidance issued by the government, they will keep your details for 21 days and only share them with NHS Test and Trace if asked, in the event of a fellow visitor testing positive for coronavirus.
  • BALTIC Shop will be open. Contactless/card payments are preferred.
  • The safety of our visitors and staff remains our highest priority and we’ve got safety measures in place when you visit. We’ll be monitoring numbers and flow of visitors throughout the building. We strongly encourage wearing a face covering when you visit. There's hand sanitiser on every floor, plus we'll continue our increased cleaning of surfaces and spaces at BALTIC. Find out more: https://baltic.art/staying-safe

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Please ensure you are wearing a face covering before entering the building. Face coverings are mandatory for all visitors except those with health and breathing issues, and children under the age of 11, in line with government guidelines.
  • All visitors to BALTIC over the age of 16 are required to 'check-in' using the NHS Test and Trace app on arrival at BALTIC. If you don't have a smart phone or are unable to check-in using the app, we can offer an alternative way of recording your details.
  • Please only arrive at BALTIC just before your allocated time slot.
  • Please follow the designated one-way route around BALTIC, respect social distancing and make use of the hand sanitiser available around the building.

BALTIC, BALTIC Shop & Six Riverside restaurant are now open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-6pm. Plan a visit to BALTIC here

With a history that stretches back much further than its 2002 opening, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world. Housed in a historic, renovated flour mill on the Gateshead bank of the River Tyne, BALTIC present a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.

BALTIC's year-round programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community. Visitors can experience innovative and provocative new art, relax, have fun, learn and discover fresh ideas before relaxing with a coffee in their onside cafe which overlooks the magnificent Quayside.

Don't forget to check their website or ask at an info point when you arrive for information about events and activities taking place like Preview Parties, Family Tours, Toddler Tuesdays, Exhibition Explorer Packs for kids and all sorts of themed events for art fans.

All four of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art spaces are accessible and the centre also offers walking stick stools, mobility scooters, large print information, subtitles on selected BALTIC films and sensory equipment. Assistance dogs are also more than welcome.

Useful Information

Opening Hours


Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Last entry at 17.00

Telephone: +44 0191 478 1810



Events at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Connect

1 Jan 2021 to 31 Mar 2021


Sutapa Biswas: Lumen

26 Jun 2021 to 20 Mar 2022


Ad Minoliti

24 Jul 2021 to 8 May 2022


Quayside Walking Tour

29 Jul 2021 to 27 Aug 2021


Albert Potrony: EQUAL PLAY

25 Sep 2021 to 31 Oct 2022


Phyllis Christopher: Contacts

23 Oct 2021 to 20 Mar 2022


Family Days at BALTIC

27 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021


BALTIC Artists' Award 2021

9 Apr 2022 to 4 Sep 2022


Mounira Al Solh

9 Apr 2022 to 4 Sep 2022


How to find us

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

BALTIC Riverside Terrace


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