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Getting to BALTIC

BALTIC is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.

BALTIC is situated on the Quayside in Gateshead, a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Town Centre.

BALTIC is accessible for pedestrians from the Newcastle Quayside over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.


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 you can pay by card or cash.

BALTIC Car Park charges are as follows:
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 3 hours £5.00
Thereafter £1.50/hour

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.

Travelling by Train or Metro:
Newcastle Central Station. 3 hours to London’s Kings Cross, 1.5 hours to Edinburgh.

Tyne and Wear Metro Service. Newcastle Central Station or Gateshead Metro Interchange.

Travelling by Bus:
Gateshead Bus Interchange or Newcastle Central Station. The bright Yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, at least every 20 minutes during the evening and directly serve BALTIC. The Quaylink service 1 (Q1) starts from both Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central Station.

Find out more about the Quaylink bus service.

Travelling by Bicycle:
BALTIC is accessible by bike via South Shore Road and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. There are bike racks located on Baltic Square, near BALTIC's main entrance. The bike racks are maintained by Gateshead Council and free to use.

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