Stoke-on-Trent Visitor Maps
The biennial starts in: 130 Days
For the original Spode site follow signs for Stoke & Spode from the A500. These signs will take you to the Elenora Street side of the site. The best access is afforded via Kingsway, which has a car park. The satnav postcode for this car park is ST4 1JH.
For the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery follow signs for City Centre or Cultural Quarter from the A500.
The nearest train station for the two main festival hubs - the original Spode factory site in Stoke and at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery in the city centre is Stoke-on-Trent. The station is only about a 5 minute walk from the original Spode site and about a 30 minute walk from the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. You can also catch the 23 & 23a bus, which runs every 10 minutes from outside the station and takes you to just outside the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
The route for bus numbers 23 & 23a is Stoke town centre – Stoke rail station – College Road – City Centre (Hanley) and so is perfect for all BCB venues. The service operates every 10 minutes and takes 15 minutes from Stoke to the City Centre (Hanley).
Ask for a PlusBus ticket on top of your rail ticket for unlimited travel in the City and Newcastle.
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is conveniently located on National Cycle Network 5 (NCN 5) and cycle parking is located either side of the main entrance to the museum.
The closest car park for the original Spode site is on Kingsway. This pay and display carpark is just across the road from the BCB entrance to the original Spode site. The postcode for Kingsway is ST4 1JH.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has no on-site parking, however there are several car parks within a short walking distance of the museum and parking meters on Bethesda Street and Warner Street. See the map for locations.
Getting to the city
Well over 100 airlines fly into regional airports within a one hour transfer, so for more information about flights and transfer rail links to Stoke-on-Trent, visit Manchester International Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport.
Stoke-on-Trent is a major intercity rail route, directly linked to Manchester (35 minutes), Birmingham (45 minutes) and London (90 minutes). Virgin Trains and Cross Country operate high-speed trains. Local and regional services are provided by Northern Rail and London Midland. For information on tickets and timetables visit National Rail.
The M6 motorway connects into the city through major dual-carriageways. Visit Google Maps, to find how to get to the festival from where you are.