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For Schools and Colleges

Let your creative side shine and bring your school group to Baltic.

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Bringing your school group to Baltic

  • Book a guided tour with our learning team
  • Discover our free self-guided activities and resources
  • Log onto our free wi-fi
  • Dive deep into the archive with helpful resources online at Baltic Plus. Here you can discover Baltic Bite and Spotlight videos to watch before you visit
  • Be inspired by Baltic Library, a collection of over 13,000 books on contemporary art and visual culture
  • Have fun in Baltic's Learning Lounge with games, toys and books
  • Chat to Baltic Crew about the exhibitions, artworks and any queries you might have during your visit


Contact our Schools Team [javascript protected email address] and let us know if you need anything else to make the most of your trip.

Exhibition Spotlight Tours for Schools

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary up to 30 pupils

Delve deeper into a featured exhibition in our current programme with our learning team. Spend time exploring the themes, learn more about the artist and take inspiration and get creative. Featured exhibition spotlights will be: 

Hew Locke: The Procession 18 February-11 June 2023

Michael Rakowitz 3 September- 26 June 2024

Cosmovisions on Land and Entangled Futures 18 November -26 May 2024


To book, please contact our School Team on 0191 440 4973 or email

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Relaxed Tours

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary

Relaxed tours are intended for groups who would benefit from a quieter experience of Baltic. A pre-conversation with Baltic’s Schools Team is provided so we can best meet the needs of your pupils.   

To book, please contact our School Team on 0191 440 4973 or email

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Baltic Bridges: Self-guided activity and resource

Suitable for: Primary + SEND up to 30 pupils

Imagine you are in Newcastle but need to get to Baltic and there are no bridges… what would you do?

Bring your sketchbooks and pencils to our Level 4 Outdoor Viewing Terrace or the Level 5 Viewing Box, be inspired by the stunning views of Newcastle/Gateshead and design your very own bridge.

After booking, you will receive our Baltic Bridges Resource filled with creative bridges activities which is designed to support you before, during and after your visit to Baltic.

  • Experimental drawing exercises
  • An interactive video
  • Question and prompt activities
  • Links to Contemporary Artists who explore bridges
  • Design inspiration from bridges around the world.


Brilliant Bridges by artist Zoe Allen, is an additional resource based on research, design, building and testing, containing a breadth of activities, this resource is perfect to deliver back in the classroom. 

To receive this resource and book a time slot, please contact our School Team on 0191 440 4973 or email


Baltic Artists you could work with...

Baltic's artists are available to lead practical sessions that have power, relevance and meaning for you and your group. This document gives you an idea of the different practices, experiences and opportunities our team can offer.

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We can support you to achieve and maintain Artsmark status.

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary

Celebrate, strengthen, advocate and evaluate your provision for arts and culture. Having Artsmark status not only contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirements but demonstrates the value of arts and culture in your organisation, for your children and young people, and for your community. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s nationally recognised flagship programme. For further information, please visit

For information on how we can support your Artsmark journey, please contact our School Team on 0191 440 4973 or email

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Discover & Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary

Arts Award is a national portfolio-based qualification for children and young people up to age 25 delivered across a variety of levels. At each level, children and young people develop arts, leadership and communication skills supported by a trained Arts Award adviser. If you work with children or young people up to age 25 in any setting; schools, community centres, youth groups or arts organisations for example; we can help you to deliver Arts Award.

We have advisors trained at every level and can deliver bespoke Arts Award programmes tailored to your group’s needs, as well as help you to locate our core offers into your own projects. Baltic is an Arts Award supporter and Trinity Champion Centre. 

For information on your Arts Award journey with Baltic, please contact our School Team on 0191 440 4973 or email

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Learning Resources

Explore our downloadable resources, ready for you to play with and enjoy. 

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