Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street




01782 233 144


01782 233 145

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Etruria Industrial Museum
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Etruria Industrial Museum is the last steam-powered potters' mill in Britain. The mill is 'in steam' seven times a year when the 1903 boiler is fired and historic machinery can be seen working. Situated on the canal, the museum also offers a family-friendly interactive exhibition.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Only open specfic weekends for 'Steamings'. Please check website for details of steaming dates.

Admission charges

Adult £3;
Concessions £2;
Family £6.50, under 5's and wheelchair users free.

The entire collections of Etruria Industrial Museum are Designated Collections of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Inland Waterways, Industry, Archives, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
  • steam engine
  • cannal
  • narrow boat
  • beam engine
  • princess
  • boat
  • boat festival
  • barge
  • industrial
  • bone
  • mill
  • flint
  • shirleys bone mill
  • workshops
  • education
  • tours
  • tea room
  • gift shop
  • lift access
  • free parking
  • Etruria Industrial Museum
  • re-enactments
  • festivals
  • boiler
  • 1857
  • steamings
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Classic Car, Commercial and Military Vehicle Rally

  • 14 September 2014

On the 14th September we will be hosting a Classic Car, Commercial and Military Vehicle Rally on the museum&#39
s event field in celebration of Heritage Open Days. This free display promises to be one of the biggest to date with a relaxed atmosphere and attractive canal side location.

The display also corresponds with our September Steaming Weekend with Jesse Shirley&#39
s Bone & Flint Mill in operation and the tea room open for business.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.