This impressive landmark building dates from the 1950s when it was operated as a grain warehouse. Known as the Baltic Flour Mill it was, and remains, the favoured residence of a large colony of Kittiwakes who return every year.
Only the north and south façades were retained from the original building. Six floors and three mezzanines were placed between the sides creating a new interior which opened in July 2002.
The BALTIC Centre provides an ever-changing programme of contemporary art and there are no permanent exhibitions. Check out the rooftop restaurant and viewing platform but don’t miss the ground floor bookshop and cafe!
Even if you aren’t a fan of contemporary art, exploring the BALTIC is a great experience. The view of the Quayside and the City from the sixth floor is breathtaking.