Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world – presenting a dynamic, diverse and international program of contemporary visual art. BALTIC has no permanent collection; instead it offers ever-changing exhibitions and activities into contemporary artistic practice. Located about 8 miles from the hotel it is a short drive and a must visit for the artistically inclined! Image Courtesy NewcastleGateshead Initiative. Photographer: Kevin Radcliffe.