Heritage Offices, Steam Engine, Grade II listed Bottle Kiln & Europe's largest Ceramic Design Archive!
Learn all about Middleport Pottery as you explore its unique visitor centre. Explore the original Victorian offices and learn about the people and events which have shaped the Pottery. Step back in time as you explore our mould store, housing Europe’s largest collection of ceramic moulds, and take an inside look at the Pottery’s huge bottle kiln, one of the few remaining in Stoke and an iconic reminder of the city’s great industrial heritage.
Our team of friendly volunteers are on hand to answer any questions and bring the history to life.
The visitor centre is open from 10am - 4pm, Monday – Sunday
£5.50pp - Adults
£4pp - Children/young people 5-16; students (with a student card); senior citizens (over 65);
Victorian Offices: Step Lift available. Please ask at reception for assistance when you arrive.
Bottle Oven: Level Access - entry via cobbled walkways. Uneven flooring. Narrow access into the Bottle Oven, 58 cms. See photo opposite.
Placing House: Level Access - entry via cobbled walkways
Bath House: Flagged steps. No wheelchair access. Entry via cobbled and loose stone walkways.
Steam Engine: Level Access - entry via cobbled and loose stone walkways
Mould Store: Level Access - entry via cobbled walkways
Packs of air-dry clay are available from reception every day, 10am- 4pm. Aprons and tools provided. Drop in activity, no need to book.