Travel information

Opening Times

British Ceramics Biennial main festival hub, Spode China Hall, is open Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm. Information about the opening times of the other venues can be found here.

 

By Train
The nearest train station is Stoke-on-Trent.  This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the original Spode site in Stoke-on-Trent Town Centre and a 30-minute walk from The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery in the City Centre (Hanley).

By Bus
First bus services 23/ 23a /3 are ideal to travel to and from the original Spode site, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery.

The route is: Stoke, Glebe Street – Stoke, Rail Station– City Centre Bus Station (Hanley).  The service operates every 10 minutes and takes 10 minutes from Stoke to the City Centre (Hanley).

By Bike
The Potteries Museum & 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.

By Car
The original Spode Works Visitor Centre is signposted from the A500. These signs will take you to the Elenora Street side of the site. The main entrance for BCB is via Kingsway, which has a large public car park. The satnav postcode for this car park is ST4 1JB.

For The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery follow signs for City Centre or Cultural Quarter from the A500.

Parking
The closest car park for the original Spode site is on Kingsway. This pay and display car park is just across the road from the BCB entrance to the original Spode site. The postcode for Kingsway is ST4 1JB.

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has limited disabled parking onsite, however there are several car parks within a short walking distance of the museum and parking meters on Bethesda Street, Warner Street and on nearby Tesco Extra which is free for 2-hours. Please see parking locations and charges for the City Centre.

Parking is available at both Middleport Pottery and World of Wedgwood.

 

BCB Shuttle Bus

We are delighted to be able to offer a FREE shuttle mini bus which will run every weekend between the BCB venues – Spode Works Site, Middleport Pottery, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and World of Wedgwood. This will help if you are not familiar with Stoke-on-Trent or you would like to leave your car at home. There will be limited amount of spaces on the bus so please bear this in mind.

Airspace Gallery is sited across the road from The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where the exhibition Terms and Conditions can be found.

The bus timetable is as follows:

BCB ROUTE PLANNER

SPODE depart

11:00

MIDDLEPORT: Arrive

11:15

MIDDLEPORT: Depart

11:25

PMAG: Arrive

11:40

PMAG: Depart

11:50

WOW: Arrive

12:15

WOW: Depart

12:25

SPODE: Arrive

12:35

SPODE depart

13:05

MIDDLEPORT: Arrive

13:20

MIDDLEPORT: Depart

13:30

PMAG: Arrive

13:35

PMAG: Depart

13:45

WOW: Arrive

14:10

WOW: Depart

14:20

SPODE: Arrive

14:45

SPODE depart

15:15

MIDDLEPORT: Arrive

15:30

MIDDLEPORT: Depart

15:40

PMAG: Arrive

15:55

PMAG: Depart

16:05

WOW: Arrive

16:30

WOW: Depart

16:40

SPODE: Arrive

17:05