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  • Elly L
    Devon, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Drove past a couple of times and thought it looked impressive . When we actually made a visit we were blown away, it’s amazing! The scale and structure really does have a majestic presence with the changing sky as a back drop. Really pleased we made the effort to see it up close.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Roland B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the friendliest railways I have visited, all the staff were chatty and helpful. Great value for money, Catering was first class.
    A great experience.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • David A
    Middlesbrough, UK156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place for music, the venue produces a great sound in the theatre. Seating is comfortable and a nice gap between the rows. Two big things, we were on level 3 for the Lulu concert (which was outstanding) we bought two pints just before the warm up act started, both in plastic glasses, but refused entry. No drinks in open glasses allowed in level 2 and 3 no one said that when we bought them (apparently its in the small print as the lad said no one reads that), why offer plastic glasses in those bars. In the end the drinks were wasted, we wanted to see the singer. Why on earth don’t you allow drinks at a seat, this is the only venue I’ve been to that doesn’t do this, there is more chance of drinks being spilled on level one (they stand up more). How much revenue are you losing in a year, must be many many thousands, guess you don’t need the money, though you got my £11.50 I wasted. Secondly you have no security at this venue, no bag search when entering the main building or the theatre, this is highly unusual and not allowed at any other music venue I’ve been to in years. In a nutshell you don’t trust us with a pint of beer but I can come in with a weapon, think management need to make some changes. Won’t be back sorry.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Happiness57230926463
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a couple of pleasant hours walking around the grounds which were generally well cared for.
    The only disappointing part were the toilets which were not in a good condition!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We'd seen the Tyne Bridge and it would have been daft not to compare the contemporary against the century old friend of the city.
    The Millennium Bridge stands up against it's big brother well. A wonderful sight for totally different reasons. If you get the chance to see it at night, go see.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Guide773346
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk, but would suggest taking own lunch and be prepared for full car park.

    It's a very scenic place, and there was the opportunity to get away from the crowds although it was quite busy. It was 1.30/145pm and it wasn't possible to get a sandwich / pasty in either cafe, and very limited selection of cakes.

    It wasn't obvious there was the overflow carpark, but both were pretty full and we ended up driving round several times.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well, it's all there, that's for sure. You need walking boots to see it all. And you can buy walking boots there too. It can get so busy and noisy that you'll need Ibuprofen to ease your throbbing head. You can buy Ibuprofen there.
    A shopping trip with the family can get so stressful that you'll want to lose them in there. Yes, you can do that too.
    Parts of the place are more tired than others and all the shops you'd bet your life would be there are indeed there.
    Loads of choice for refreshments with food outlets aplenty. Everything you need is in the Metrocentre but some visits will undoubtedly drive you to distraction.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Jase
    Bishop Auckland, UK38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The hardworking volunteers work tirelessly to keep the areas well presented, making each visit an experience, tailoring particular interests or providing a wider overview of the industrial railways of the North in an outdoor setting. Lots of indoor working machines in the workshops to demo and help understand pre electricity engineering. A practical hands on museum with knowledgeable patient volunteers who have worked in industry themselves. Autism friendly without the need to wear a badge! Small cafe and shop on site. Plenty of accessible parking.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • NetN
    Burnopfield, UK194 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a good place for a wander when the weather is awful as there are nice views of the quayside and plenty of space. It's free. There is a nice cafe with decent scones. The shop has some unusual things in if you're a bit stuck for Christmas presents. There's a childrens area and sensory room. There's parking behind the Baltic, but most of the other carparks around there seem to be getting built on.

    The best bit at the moment (I felt) is floor 1 which has an exhibition from a workshop with local neurodivergent people - the walls are plastered with colour and there are short films of how the pieces are made. There's so much joy in the pictures - that's what art should be about.

    The top floor has the Waiting Gardens exhibition at the moment which was the reason I went to the Baltic. With the blinds up on the skylights it is a large, bright,airy space, and has so much potential with the lay out - but my gardener's fingers were itching to sort out the frequent dead and wilting plants (despite a sign which says the plants are attended weekly by a team of volunteers). The ferns on the back wall seemed to be doing well, shame about the cyclamen and the various dead shrubs, some of which looked like they had been there for some time. Unless it's some sort of metaphor.....I know nothing about art
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Kim D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I bought this hawkwalk with bird handling for my nephews 15th birthday. We were 8 people in total, and were lucky enough to be allowed to all go together. Everyone in the group had an amazing time, the falconer was very knowledgeable and friendly and we loved getting up close to the birds. Even my mam, who has a slight disability, was able to walk through the woods with the aid of her stick and my arm, so there are very few barriers for people to give it a go. We weren't rushed and were able to take lots of photos and videos.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • sandrac58
    Sunderland, UK3,353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter and i visited this lovely place, well signposted, the cafe is cosy comfortable and the lovely ladies who are volunteers are so nice. We had tea and scones, the scones are delicious. We walked around the water mill, very picturesque place and can well recommend a visit here
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • KipperLips
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! The art in here is absolutely spiffing! I spent over 4 hours looking at the artwork on the walls…then I was told I was in the bathroom, rather embarrassing! Nevertheless I did not let this stop me from seeing some fantastic art outside of the bathroom! If you would like some time alone to admire the art, just do what I did and eat 12 onion bharji’s the previous day and then let off frequent smelly bottom burps from one’s back flap! That will clear the room, giving you full concentration on the beautiful artwork, I will be returning!
    Written 3 December 2023
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