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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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A great place to visit

We were delighted to visit this attraction - so interesting and full of information Staff all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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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Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
+44 1782 499766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to visit this attraction - so interesting and full of information Staff all very welcoming and Nigel gave us a wonderful guide - loads to keep our interest and remember We combined this for a family day out with the Waterworld Swimming...More

Thank CrazygrandmaCheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside Middleport Pottery, there are many different types of shops. Middleport Pottery isn't just a working museum, it's a wonderful place to view different types of places to purchase goods, eat, drink or just browse. I can even take my 90 year old mother, who...More

Thank kennethwalklate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandchildren loved the clay modelling.unfortunately we didn't have time for the tour but will deffinately be going back with them

Thank Nicjuda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go to the museum at middleport pottery as the TVs show, pottery throw down was filmed there and their goods were on show. The pottery itself does factory tours which we didn't have time for but we did view the museum. It is...More

Thank allensp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in Middleport next to the canal (near Newcastle under Lyme). Great job in renovating the industrial site and creating an artists colony, with several local artists in residence. Great history of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the Potteries

Thank DJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, good fun had good facilitys and happy knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Would go back again.

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent visit to Middleport Pottery. We were welcomed by Melanie, who gave us all the information as to what was on and what we could hope to see. Edwin, one of the volunteers there pretty much gave us a one-to-one tour of the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this tour in the rain last Friday very informative guides Bearing in mind that this is a working pottery even better as the worker are really friendly and are willing to speak freely etc with visitors .All together well wothwhile

Thank sknock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The home of 'the big pottery throw down' show on tv. What a fantastic day. I loved it. The main reason I wanted to visit was because it looked so nice on the tv. We went round, the still working factory. And one of the...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids here today for the clay play as the weather was terrible and we wanted do something different than an indoor play area. Both the kids loved the clay play and to be honest it is really good value. For both the...More

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MiddleportPottery, Public Relations Manager at Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great, so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon. Play with clay is available every day! Also, we now offer family membership at £25 per family - this includes 10x free self-led play with clay activities! All the best.

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Response from Amelia G | Reviewed this property |
about 40minutes.
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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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Response from MiddleportPottery | Property representative |
Hello, It is always recommended that you book in advance for factory tours- call 01782 499766. There are two tours per weekday (11am - 2pm) apart from Friday - only one tour at 10.30am. No tours at weekends as there is... More