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Middleport Pottery
Heritage Trail

Open: 10 AM - 4 PM, 7 days a week


This fascinating trail of Middleport Pottery's heritage includes Offices, Steam Engine, Grade II* listed Bottle Kiln, Bath House,, Europe's largest Ceramic Design Archive and "How we lived at Harper Street"

Learn all about Middleport Pottery as you explore its unique heritage site. 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. Then cross the road over to Harper Street to visit the 1950's Lodge Keeper's house "How we lived at Harper Street."

Our team of friendly volunteers are on hand to answer any questions and bring the history to life.


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 above.

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

Harper Street: Level Access- entry across Middleport Pottery