Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh

Middleport Pottery
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An award-winning visitor destination in Stoke-on-Trent, Middleport Pottery's factory tours offer a unique opportunity to experience traditional handcraft methods unchanged since the 1880s. Other attractions include a fully restored steam engine, Burleigh factory shop, canal-side cafe, Victorian Offices and Grade II listed bottle kiln.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Museum

Opening hours

Heritage areas and Tea Rooms opening times:
Daily 10am - 4pm

Factory shop:
Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Admission charges

Heritage areas £5.50 adults/£4 concessions
Factory tours (MUST be pre-booked) £9.50/£8 concessions

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.
boy playing with clay

Play with Clay Everyday!

  • 8 January — 23 December 2019 *on now

Clay fun at Middleport Pottery. For all ages, including adults! £3pp includes tools and aprons. Available to take home on the day. This is a self-led activity.

Drop in - no booking required. Ask at reception.

Please note: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (in school holidays) these sessions will be 'Creative Clay', priced at £4pp. More craft items to decorate your creations!

Don't forget your membership! Our Family Members get 10x Free Play-with-Clay sessions. Call 01782 499766 for details.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age
  • 16-17





Adults making with clay

Relax with Clay

  • 6 March 2019 6:30-8pm
  • 3 April 2019 6:30-8pm

Each monthly session will focus on a new technique; i.e. slab building, pattern making, sculpting, painting and glazing.

The sessions will be led by Ceramicist and Lecturer, Hazel Higham along with guest artists. Hazel's relaxed approach will guide you step-by-step through each process and teach you how to develop your work into a decorative or functional item i.e. lanterns, vases, lidded jars, tiles, bowls, models etc...

There will be an opportunity to glaze and decorate your work when it has been fired.

£16 per person or £12 for Middleport Pottery members. All materials and firing. Teas and coffees provided.

Limited places. Booking required: 01782 499766

Suitable for over 16's or over 13's if accompanied by an adult.

Each session will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, starting on March 7th, 6.30-8pm. You are welcome to join us for one, or all sessions.

£16 per person or £12 for Middleport Pottery members. All materials and firing. Teas and coffees provided.

Limited places. Booking required: 01782 499766

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£16 / £12 for Middleport Pottery Members



Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh
Port Street
Stoke on Trent

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01782 499766

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.