What are your opening hours?
We are open throughout the year Monday - Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 11-5pm.
Is there an entrance fee?
There is no entry fee to visit The Biscuit Factory.
Is there disabled access?
We have full disabled access throughout all four floors of the building. 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.
There is one disabled parking space for disabled visitors to The Biscuit Factory located in our private car park. Additional car parking is available at our sister gallery space The Holy Biscuit located on Clarence Street, or on-street free 2 hour parking on Stoddart Street.
Can I buy online and collect a piece from the gallery?
Of course! If you collect from the gallery, there is no delivery charge. Simply select the 'collect from gallery' option at checkout.
Will The Biscuit Factory buy artwork from me?
All of our artwork is sourced by our curatorial team for exhibition and we are not currently in a position to puchase individual pieces of work.
What if I change my mind about a piece of artwork?
We offer a 7 day cooling off period, so if for whatever reason a piece of work is not for you, then please return it to the gallery in its original state within 7 days of purchase and a full refund will be given. Please note that this is not available for commissioned works or pierced jewellery.
Do you offer a framing service?
We offer an in gallery framing service in partnerhsip with North East specialist framers The Framehouse. Please contact the gallery for further information.
Where are the biscuits?
The Biscuit Factory was originally a biscuit factory in 1870, when our first records show the building being referred to as The Tyne Biscuit Factory. Since then our building has been a wallpaper and paint warehouse, a boxed game warehouse and a retail outlet for carpets and kitchen furniture, before becomming a contemporary art gallery in 2002. You may still find a biscuit or two in our cafe!
I'm interested in submitting my work to the gallery?
You can find our full artist submissions process here.
What else is there to do in Ouseburn?
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.
Find out more here.
How often do you change your exhibitions?
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. We are aquiring new artists all the time and hold large collections of artwork in our store. Please do not hesitate to ask if you can't find what you're looking for.
Do you offer a gift wrapping service?
We offer a full gift wrapping service upon request.
Can you arrange international delivery?
We are happy to delivery pieces of art internationally. In order to arrange overseas delivery, please contact us. International delivery rates vary depending on the size and insurance value of each piece, therefore all international deliveries are priced on a case by case basis. Please note, if there are import duties payable, these must be paid by you the recipient. If you're unsure in your country charges a levy for the import of art, you should check with your national tax and duties institution. EU and USA orders are exempt from import duty.
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