Polly Checkland Harding
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Baltic, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 3BA – Visit Now

The Baltic gallery, Newcastle is housed in a landmark industrial building on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead – only the south and north facades of the original 1950s building were retained during its restoration. The gallery has no permanent collection, choosing instead to curate a year-long programme of international, contemporary art. There are four, diverse spaces on offer, along with a performance space – adding up to 3000sqm of arts space across the Baltic’s six floors. Since its opening in July 2002, the gallery has played host to 186 different exhibitions – a rapidly changing programme that ensures there’s always something intriguing on.

  • Gateshead Quays
  • Gateshead
  • NE8 3BA
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free entry

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