Plan your visit

The 2023 British Ceramics Biennial is spread across four venues: All Saints Church, AirSpace and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent and The Brampton Museum in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

We recommend you start your journey in All Saints Church, home to our headline exhibition Award as well as the Tactile Project Space.

 

All Saints Church

Open everyday from 10am-4pm 

Leek Road, ST1 3HH 

 

Timings 

Quick but thorough: 45 minutes 

Slow and methodical: 90 minutes 

Add 30-45 minutes if you are stopping by the Tactile Project Space. 

Learn more about the exhibitions at All Saints Church. 

 

What’s around 

Food and drink: There is no on-site café and limited options close by. If you are coming from the Stoke-on-Trent Station, we would recommend getting a hot drink there before you set out. 

About 5 minutes walk away is the Emma Bridgewater Café.  

There are many cafés and restaurants in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter, which is about 20 minutes walking or £4-5 for a Taxi or Uber.

 

 

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery 

Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm 

Bethesda Street, ST1 3DW 

 

Timings 

Quick but thorough: 25 minutes 

Slow and methodical: 45 minutes 

Learn more about the exhibitions at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. 

 

What’s around 

Food and drink: Violet’s café is on-site, next to the new Spitfire Gallery. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. 

There are also many cafés and restaurants in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter on Piccadilly, which is only a few minutes walk away. 

 

 

AirSpace gallery 

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5pm 

4 Broad Street, ST1 4HL 

 

Timings 

Quick but thorough: 25 minutes 

Slow and methodical: 45 minutes 

Learn more about the exhibitions at AirSpace gallery. 

 

What’s around 

Food and drink: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is a two-minute walk away with an on-site café. 

There are also many cafés and restaurants in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter on Piccadilly, which is only a few minutes walk away. 

 

 

The Brampton Museum 

Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1:30-5pm 

Brampton Park, ST5 0QP 

 

Timings 

Quick but thorough: 25 minutes 

Slow and methodical: 45 minutes 

Learn more about the exhibitions at The Brampton Musuem. 

 

What’s around 

Food and drink: The Little Vintage Tea Room is on-site, open Tuesday to Saturday 10:30am to 4:30pm and Sunday – 1:30 to 4:30pm. 

There are also many cafés and restaurants in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre which is about 10 minutes walking or £4-5 for a Taxi or Uber. 

 

 

All in a day 

We have outlined one possible route for doing all four venues in one day. This may be a bit of a long day if you have little ones. 

 

Morning  

10am: Head to All Saints Church as your first stop. If you are coming from the Stoke-on-Trent Station, grab a hot or cold drink from the café there. Travel time from the station is 20 minutes walking or 5-10 minutes and around £5 by taxi or Uber. 

10:30am: Make your way through the many exhibitions on display throughout the church and community hall.  

Don’t forget to stop by the Tactile Project Space and play with some clay. 

 

Early Afternoon 

12pm: Head into Hanley’s Cultural Quarter for the next few stops. Travel time is 20 minutes walking or 5-10 minutes and around £5 by taxi or Uber. 

12:30pm: First stop is AirSpace Gallery to have a look at William Cobbing’s exhibition Social Substance. 

1:15pm: Stop for some lunch. On Piccadilly there are a variety of restaurants and cafés. There is also Violet’s café on-site at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. 

2:15pm: Head to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery to see Osman Yousefzada’s exhibition Embodiments of Memory. 

 

Late Afternoon 

3pm: Newcastle-under-Lyme is the next stop. Travel time is 25 minutes by bus and 10-15 minutes and £6-8 by taxi or Uber.

If you’re taking the bus: 

  • Head to stop B1 on Bethesda St 
  • Take the 4 (Crackley) or the 4A (Talke Pits)  
  • Get off at the Granville Avenue stop and walk up Granville Avenue into Brampton Park to the Museum.

3:30pm: Take a look at Neil Brownsword’s exhibition Obsolescence and Renewal at The Brampton Museum.

4:15pm: You have just enough time to grab a well-deserved treat from The Little Vintage Tea Room (closes at 4:30) to end your day.

You could also head over to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, a 10-minute walk from the Museum or 5-10 minutes and £4-5 for a taxi or Uber.