STODDART STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE2 1AN
Opening hours Monday - Friday 10 - 5 | Saturday 10 - 6 | Sunday 11 - 5
The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of the Ouseburn; Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors, displaying a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led homewares. The Biscuit Factory hosts four major exhibitions a year, representing the work of around 250 artists each season, so there is always something new to see every time you visit.
Open since 2002 we represent the work of emerging and mid career artists and feature collaborative exhibitions with national agencies, arts organisations and initiatives such as International Print Biennale, Craft Scotland and National Glass Centre.
The Ouseburn Valley has something for everyone. It's unique topography reveals riverside walks, cycle paths and green spaces, where a city farm can be discovered opposite an alternative music venue and where contemporary cultural spaces sit amongst architectural reminders of an industrial past. Located only ten minutes from the city centre with great public transport links it's easy to reach us and with a flourishing food and social scene its a great day out for couples, families and culture lovers.
View our interactive map of the Ouseburn here
Monday - Friday 10-5pm | Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday 11-5pm
There is no entry fee to visit The Biscuit Factory.
Our visitor car park is located in front of The Biscuit Factory on Stoddart Street. Additional car parking is available across the road at our sister gallery space The Holy Biscuit (Clarence Street), or on-street free 2 hour parking on Stoddart Street.
We have full disabled access throughout all four floors of the building and there is one disabled parking space for disabled visitors to The Biscuit Factory located in our private car park. The gallery and our restaurant Artisan are accessible via a ramp at the front of the building, on Stoddart Street. The Factory Kitchen café is accessible via a customer lift on the ground floor.
The Factory Kitchen Café
Our café The Factory Kitchen is located on Level 1, serving a range of homemade hot and cold food and drink and open during gallery hours only. High Chairs are available on request and are subject to availability. We also offer a 10% student discount in the cafe.
Our Restaurant Artisan is located on the ground floor with service twice a day – between 12pm and 2pm Monday to Sunday and 5pm and 10pm Monday to Saturday, serving a la carte food and drink. We also have an outdoor dining area available for customer use. High Chairs are available on request and are subject to availability.
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor is found on our ground level. Buggies can also be stored at reception, subject to space availability.
We offer free wifi throughout the gallery, café and restaurant.
We're located in Stoddart Street, Shieldfield, at the top of the Ouseburn valley. We're 15 minutes walk from Newcastle City Centre.
TRAIN: Newcastle Central Station - 15 minutes walk, or 5 minutes by car.
METRO: Tyne & Wear Metro system - Manors (5 mins walk to gallery) // Jesmond (10 mins walk to gallery)
BUS: Stagecoach 62, 63, 12, 38, 39 or 40 from Newcastle City Centre to New Bridge Street (2 minutes walk from The Biscuit Factory)
BY CAR: Use our route-planner https://maps.google.co.uk/
PARKING: We have free parking for our customers in our carpark and further free parking in the Holy Biscuit car park across the road. Free parking on Stoddart Street Monday - Saturday 8.00am to 6.30pm for 2 hours, free all day on Sunday.