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Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh

Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
+44 1782 499766
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Jazz night

We went to a Jazz night and it was amazing there was a bar and the staff were very good too .We'll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lordfresson
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Pottery, canal and oatcakes!

A fascinating tour of the pottery followed by delicious oatcakes in the cafe beside the canal! Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine J
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Middleport Pottery Home of Burleigh is a unique visitor attraction. We are open to the public and have a whole host of things to see and do. -Burleigh Factory Shop Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm/Sun 10am-4pm -Middleport Visitor Centre Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm -Cafe Open Mon-Sun 9am-4pm (Service ends at 3.30pm) -Factory Tours Tues-Thurs at 11am and 2pm, and Fri at 10.30am (all guided tours must be pre-booked) On arriving at the visitor centre reception situated in the old lodge you can collect a map designed to guide you through areas of the factory that bring to life the history of the building and the people behind the pottery itself. Enjoy tea and cake on the canal side in the cafe. Understand the whole production process on one of the pre-booked guided tours. Then finish the day off with a visit to the Burleigh factory shop, where we have a wide range of handcrafted pottery. The Prince's Regeneration Trust raised £8.5 million to purchase the Middleport Pottery site and to carry out restoration work which prevented existing jobs and skills from being lost from the area and will ensure the future of this unique site. The funding came from a range of sources including the Regional Growth Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and European Regional Development Fund as well as from private donors, Stoke-On-Trent City Council has been a key partner in the project. Middleport Pottery continues to be the 'Home of Burleigh'; the pottery business which occupies approximately half the site. Burleigh is now owned by Denby Holdings and they continue to produce beautiful ware in the building which has been their home since it was built in 1888. Opened in 2014 Middleport Pottery features a visitor's centre, Tearoom, Middleport Studios, Burleigh Factory Shop, Exhibitions and fully restored Steam Engine.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to a Jazz night and it was amazing there was a bar and the staff were very good too .We'll worth a visit

Thank Lordfresson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating tour of the pottery followed by delicious oatcakes in the cafe beside the canal! Some great small shops run by local craftsmen, several art galleries, and a chance to stand inside a bottle bank!

Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a working one, so there is quite a lot going on. Active crafts give a great incite into the pottery world. Lovely cafe for food and drink and a fantastic shop to spend your money on the local ware.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place. All the staff were friendly and helpful. So many things to see pottery, crafts, cafe soap carving , cider tent and much much more. We will definenly be going back.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

I'm from Middleport NY, so this was a planned stop in our travels, and it didnt disappoint! It was so amazing to see this blast from the past, and also to see all the beautiful things they do here! Take the tour and buy some...More

1  Thank StephanieC2
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This entailed a 6 hour round trip for us but it was worth every minute. This is a carefully renovated pottery with the most interesting and informative staff and volunteers and we learnt so much more than we expected to. The tour is a must...More

Thank Alison L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were passing by in our boat and saw lots of people visiting so called out to an official and asked if we could moor up. No problem. Sadly the official tour, which I understand is very good was full but we were given a...More

1  Thank MimiA165
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit here and had the most wonderful volunteer take us on our tour. The complex has been wonderfully restored. We were fascinated by all the hand processing and enjoyed speaking with the staff. Highly recommended.

1  Thank sharon456
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Having lived and worked in The Potteries for some 30 odd years I was a bit taken aback when my son and his wife suggested a visit to Middleport Pottery. I now live in the USA and was visiting England and they had been to...More

2  Thank ElsieR542
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We read they had an open day today so as my husband and I are interested in pottery we decided to go there, So we first went to the team room and had a lovey lunch with great service too Then we had a good...More

2  Thank Carol S
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Response from dollydelash | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you can unless there are specific workshops. I know there is a Xmas tree decoration workshop for ceramics coming up at £25
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DinknLyn86
13 June 2017|
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Response from Amelia G | Reviewed this property |
about 40minutes.
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29 May 2017|
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Response from sarahgemini59 | Reviewed this property |
question didnt come through 9.10 pm..today...but yes they open bank holiday Monday for future reference.
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