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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

Heritage Trail Admission Price:

£5.50pp - Adults

£4pp - Children/young people 5-16; students (with a student card); senior citizens (over 65);


Middleport Pottery Christmas opening

Christmas Eve: 10am – 4pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

December 27th – 31st: Open – 10am – 4pm

January 1st: Closed

January 2nd: Open 10am – 4pm


Play with Clay Every day!

Packs of air-dry clay are available from reception every day, 10am- 4pm. Aprons and tools provided. Drop in activity, no need to book.