The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge and Sage Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK

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BALTIC – Centre for Contemporary Art

Top choice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Once a huge mustard-coloured grain store, BALTIC is now a huge mustard-coloured art gallery rivalling London's Tate Modern. There are no permanent exhibitions; instead, rotating shows feature the work and installations of some of contemporary art's biggest show-stoppers. The complex has artists in residence, a performance space, a cinema, a bar, a spectacular rooftop restaurant (bookings essential) and a ground-floor restaurant with riverside tables. A 4th-floor outdoor platform and 5th-floor viewing box offer fabulous panoramas of the Tyne.

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