Meeting outside Baltic, we'll welcome you from our front doors, travelling over the Millennium Bridge, learning about the local history along the way. You'll discover facts about the historical buildings, take in the beautiful views and hear about the role we play in our local area.
In 1938 the decision was made to build on the derelict site of former chemical works but work was delayed due to WWII. Work finally commenced in 1946 and The Baltic Flour Mill was officially opened in 1950. At one time the mill employed around 300 people; about 170 still worked there when it closed in 1982. Meeting outside the Baltic we know today, we'll welcome you from our front doors and travel over the Millennium Bridge, learning about the local history along the way. You'll discover facts about the historical buildings, take in the beautiful views and delve into the regeneration of NewcastleGateshead's Quayside.
Find out more about the seven bridges that cross the River Tyne, and delve into the regeneration of NewcastleGateshead's Quayside, the role we play in our local area and the relationships formed along the way. The tour will continue under the Tyne Bridge passing our Kittiwake friends. In 1964 the first 3 nests appeared on Baltic, increasing to 35 pairs by 1970. Kittiwakes are protected by The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and currently have a ‘Red’ UK conservation status.
The tour will continue over the Swing Bridge and along South Shore Road ending at Baltic, where you can join us in Front Room for a well-earned refreshment. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Baltic Crew are happy to answer questions throughout the tour, and there’ll be the opportunity to take photos along the way.
*There is no charge to attend this event, and we encourage donation tickets. If you're unable to attend the event, we are unable to refund your donation.
This tour is suitable for all ages and we’ll adapt content depending on our visitors. We’ll do our best to keep to time, but want to accommodate everyone. This Quayside Tour is wheelchair accessible and pushchair friendly. If you have any accessibility queries or require accessibility equipment or anything you think we should be aware of, you can let us know when you book your tickets or email us at email@example.com
Baltic reminds participants that this tour is 45 minutes long (the distance is just under 1 mile), so sensible and appropriate footwear should be worn. Participants take personal responsibility for their safety and welfare throughout the tour.