South East Staffordshire
Association of National Trust Members




 WEDNESDAY 16th May    Car Section      Middleport Pottery, Burslem

Middleport Pottery, the home of Burleigh Pottery is an award winning visitor destination in Stoke on Trent.
The Middleport Pottery factory tour is unique. It offers the chance to see pottery
being made using the same handcraft methods as in the 1880s. The tour will
lead you through each stage of production in sequence, showing how a lump of
clay is transformed into a finished piece of pottery.
The tour, starting at 1.45pm, lasts around 1hour 15 minutes and will be followed
by tea/coffee and cakes served in the pottery tea room.
The factory site also has a self guided tour of the public heritage areas. This includes the old Victorian offices, bottle oven, bathhouse, steam engine and mould
store and is free of charge to anyone having booked the factory tour.
A selection of Burleigh pottery is available from the factory shop and there are a
number of independent craft studios on site.
The site itself is open from 10am to 4pm and has a tea room serving light lunches providing ample time for visitors to enjoy all the attractions prior to the factory
tour.
Please Note: Due to the nature of this Victorian building there are four staircases and several smaller steps, some of which are narrow and steep. Also a number of uneven floor surfaces and no available seating within the factory.
Location: Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3PE
Directions: Follow A34 through Stone and Trentham. Join A500 Queensway
until A5271 exit.
Follow A5271 until Newcastle Street exit B5051 to Port Street.

Meet: 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start of the factory tour itself.

Charge: Members £15.00; non members £17.00 (includes Tea/Coffee and
cake)
Organiser: Allan Antcliffe Tel: 07807 147572
email:allan.antcliffe@hotmail.co.uk
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