The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent 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 and selling a range of contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led homewares from over 200 artists every season.
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 ethos of the gallery has always been to provide a platform for local and national artists, to support emergent makers, to showcase established artists and to add to the cultural landscape of the region. Receiving over 50,000 visitors a year our focus is on making art accessible and creating a genuine marketplace for artists and makers.
Alongside our gallery spaces you can also find our fine dining restaurant artisan and our modern cafe The Factory Kitchen.
Monday - Friday 10-5pm
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 free parking on Stoddart Street Monday - Saturday 8.00am to 6.30pm for 2 hours, free all day on Sunday.
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.
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor level. Buggies can also be stored at reception, subject to space availability.
We offer free wifi throughout the gallery, café and restaurant.
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. Visitors are welcome to sit in or takeaway. We also offer a 10% student discount.
Our fine dining restaurant Artisan is located on the ground floor.
Lunch service: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 2.30pm and Sunday 12 - 4pm
Dinner service: Wednesday - Saturday 5.30 - 9.30pm
Alongside our gallery spaces and meeting rooms we offer The Biscuit Room - a brand new, bespoke and inspiring function suite, with the capacity for up to 300 guests, adjoining the beautiful gallery.
From weddings, parties and drinks receptions, to meetings and conferences The Biscuit Factory has unique and original spaces to suit a range of needs. Find out more here.
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 an interactive map of the Ouseburn here
16 Stoddart Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
We're located at the top of the Ouseburn valley. We're 15 minutes walk from Newcastle City Centre (Greys Monument) and 5 minutes walk from Manors Metro station.
TRAIN: Newcastle Central Station - 20 minutes walk, or 5 minutes by car.
METRO: Tyne & Wear Metro system - Manors (5 mins walk to gallery) OR 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/