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Getting to BALTIC

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

We're situated on the Quayside in Gateshead, a 10-15 minute walk from Gateshead Town Centre. BALTIC is accessible for pedestrians from the Newcastle Quayside over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Our address:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road,
Gateshead
NE8 3BA

Road closures affecting your visit

As part of the ongoing regeneration works to the Gateshead Quayside, including the construction of The Sage Arena, Conference and Exhibition Centre, several partial closures of Hawks Road are planned from 6 June to approximately 23 October 2022, to allow for essential highways work. These closures will affect different sections of the road, at different times and consequently may affect your travel to BALTIC.

Full details of the road closure and diversion can be found here.


Metro

Newcastle Central Station or Gateshead Metro Interchange are the closest Metro stops to BALTIC.

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Walking directions from Gateshead Metro Interchange:

From Gateshead town Centre, we advise proceeding down West Street, turn right at the end of the road (onto Askew Road) and turn left crossing the road at the traffic lights and proceed under the train bridge. Now facing the Tyne Bridge bear left down Bottle Bank (with the Tyne Bridge on your right, and Hilton on your left). At the bottom of the road, cross the road and take the first right along Hillgate, passing underneath the Tyne Bridge. Follow the road along the River Tyne as it joins South Shore Road, passing Sage Gateshead on your right. You will then reach BALTIC Square on your left where you can enter BALTIC. This is also a step-free route.


Train

Newcastle Central Station is the closest train station.


Bus

Plan your visit to BALTIC by bus here. Find out about Go North East’s Family Day Ticket, and full ticket range here.

Gateshead Bus Interchange or Newcastle Central Station are the closest bus stations. The Voltra 53 & Voltra 54 buses run every 12 minutes during the day and directly serve BALTIC. They start from both Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central Station.

Find out more about the Voltra 53 service here.

Find out more about the Voltra 54 service here.

The Voltra 53, Voltra 54, Loop 94 and Loop 93 are also affected by the closure of Hawks Road. There is a temporary bus stop outside of Gateshead Collage on Quarryfield Road.


Car & Car 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 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 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.

Please note: On BALTIC’S 20th Birthday Weekend (Saturday 16 + Sunday 17 July 2022), our main car park will be closed, please use alternative car parks. Quarryfield Road Car Park is just up the bank from BALTIC, opposite Gateshead College. If using Sage Gateshead car park, the usual steps down to BALTIC are not available as this area is under development.

The closure of Hawks Road may affect your drive to BALTIC. If travelling from the South and West of BALTIC, there will be a diversion in place and you will approach BALTIC via Park Lane. If travelling from the East of BALTIC, this closure may still affect your journey, diverting via South Shore Road. Please check your journey before travelling here.


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.

Lockers are available. You can use the lockers to store items such as bags and coats during your visit. Our lockers cost £1. The lockers are emptied at 17.55 every day. Items cannot be left overnight.


Accommodation:

If you’re looking for a place to stay, BALTIC recommends our B.Partner Staybridge Suites Newcastle; a centrally located all-suite hotel just 5 minutes’ walk from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Staybridge Suites Newcastle perfect space for a night, a weekend or an extended stay with complimentary breakfast, complimentary WiFi, laundry facilities, 24/7 reception and a fitness studio. Find out more about Staybridge Suites Newcastle and book your room here.