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Middleport Pottery will be re-opening to visitors from 12th April 2021

This is in line with the government roadmap which states that non-essential retail can re-open from this date.

From 12th April, our Burleigh Factory Shop, Middleport Studios, and Clay College Gallery will all re-open for business. The Middleport Tea Rooms will also re-open offering a limited menu for outdoor consumption.

The Middleport Pottery site is completely free to enter, meaning you can enjoy a day of browsing our shops and studios, relax with coffee and a bite to eat by the canal, and take in the heritage and scenery.

However, Middleport Pottery itself can sadly not open as a visitor attraction just yet, which means that our heritage trail and factory tours are not available, and our heritage areas are closed for now. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on when we can re-open in line with the government roadmap.


In advance of visiting, we kindly ask that visitors read the below information:

1) SEE OUR WEBSITE before you arrive for the latest information.

**No pre-booking required. However, we will be operating a colour-code system to notify visitors of the number of people on site. This will be updated throughout the day.

2) GET TO KNOW THE POTTERY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: Check our new interactive map

3) PACK YOUR FACE COVERING: Face coverings will be mandatory in all areas on site. All visitors walk through the Burleigh Factory Shop to enter the site, so please be ready to wear your face covering on arrival.

4) NEW OPENING TIMES: From 12th April we will be open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm. Please note, Middleport Studios may have different opening times- please see for more information.

Our priority is to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Should the pottery become busy, we will control access to limit the numbers of people on site.

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Re-Form Heritage strives to open up our beloved heritage buildings for the enjoyment of all - for you to explore our beautiful pottery in a safe and welcoming environment.

We very much look forward to seeing you from the 12th April 2021.


We've created this interactive map to help you plan your upcoming visit to Middleport Pottery.


If you have any queries, contact us on 01782 499766 (7 days a week, 10am - 4pm), or email

Middleport Pottery Interactive Map