Essential Information

Open Daily 10.00-18.00
Last entry 15 minutes before closing time

BALTIC is only closed for 3 days each year, 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.
On 24 and 31 December BALTIC closes one hour earlier at 17.00.
BALTIC is open on all other UK Public Bank Holidays every year including Good Friday and Easter Bank Holiday Monday as well as Easter Sunday.

Tuesday – Thursday
Lunch 12.00-14.30
Dinner 17.30-21.30

Friday & Saturday
Lunch 12.00-14.30
Dinner 17.30-22.00

Lunch (only) 12.00-16.00

Open seven days a week
Monday - Friday 10.00-17.30
Saturday – Sunday 10.00-17.30

Open Daily 10.00-18.00
Closed one hour earlier on 24 and 31 Dec.

BALTIC Library is open daily 10.00-18.00

31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
Telephone: 0191 261 3830
Reception & NewBridge Books 10.00-18.00 daily Project Space during exhibition dates, Wed-Sun 12.00-17.30 only.
View current exhibition details here


Baby Changing
Unisex baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor and in Quay, Level 2.

A range of lockers are available to use on the ground floor of the building within gallery hours. Visitors wishing to use this facility will require a £1 coin to operate the locker, which is refunded when the key is replaced. Change is available from the BALTIC Shop and the Information Desk, also on the ground floor.

Vehicle Parking
Parking spaces are available in the BALTIC Car Park. Follow Signage for 'Gateshead Quays' and 'Other Car Parks' until specific signage for BALTIC Car Park becomes visible. Spaces are pay on exit and cash-only.

BALTIC Car Park charges are as follows:
Up to 1 hour £1.80
Up to 2 hours £3.30
Up to 3 hours £4.80
Thereafter £1.30/hour

Parking (Blue Badge Holders)
Blue badge holders park FREE. For ticket validation during gallery hours (10.00-18.00), please go to the Information Desk on the ground floor of BALTIC. Outside of these times please contact security via the intercom on exit. Motorcycles can park free at all times in the designated Motorcycle bay.

Coach drop off point is next to BALTIC on South Shore Road.

Male, Female and unisex accessible toilets are available on all floors except Level 5.

Download BALTIC's access statement here

BALTIC offers the following accessible facilities:
- 50 walking stick stools
- 2 x 4-wheel mobility scooter (available on request)
- 4 wheelchairs
- 2 tri-wheel walkers
- Accessible toilets on all floors except level 5
- Adult changing facilities (available on request)
- Textphone 0191 4404944
- Large print information
- Lifts to all floors
- Subtitles on a selection of BALTIC films
- Magnilink print enlarger BALTIC library (available on request)
- iMacs with built in access facilities in BALTIC Library
- Sensory equipment (available on request)
- Hearing loops are located at the Information Desk, BALTIC Shop, Quay Desk and BALTIC Kitchen

Uniformed assistance dogs are welcome. For information in Braille, large print or on audiotape, or to arrange a touch tour or sign language interpreted tour please call 0191 478 1810 or for textphone 0191 440 4944.

If you wish to book a scooter, tri-wheel walker or wheelchair, or to arrange personal guidance for your visit to BALTIC, please call 0191 440 4960.