01/04/2021Middleport Pottery is re-opening on 12th April 2021
We are delighted to announce that as of 12th April 2021, Middleport Pottery will be re-opening to visitors.
This is in line with the government roadmap which states that non-essential retail can re-open from this date.
What this means for Middleport Pottery is that our Burleigh Factory Shop, Middleport Studios, and Clay College Gallery can all open for business. The Middleport Tea Rooms will also re-open offering a revised 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 a coffee and a bite to eat by the canal, and take in the heritage and scenery.
However, Middleport Pottery itself can 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.
Re-Form Heritage/Middleport Pottery has a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
Face coverings are mandatory in all areas. Please come prepared and be ready to wear on arrival - the main entrance leads you into the Burleigh Factory Shop.
In advance of visiting, we kindly ask that visitors read the below information:
1) VISIT THE WEBSITE before you arrive for the latest information. www.re-form.org/middleportpott... **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 https://re-form.org/middleport...
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: We will be open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm. Please note, Middleport Studios may have different opening times- please see https://re-form.org/middleport... 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 site 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.