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Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh

Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
+44 1782 499766
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Family visit over Christmas holiday

Family (all adults) including my American sister in law visited the pottery .. although the rest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann H
England, United Kingdom
Factory visit

Fantastic experience, we were really made to feel welcome. Wonderful tour of a working pottery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob A
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Middleport Pottery Home of Burleigh is a unique visitor attraction. We are open to the public and have a whole host of things to see and do. -Burleigh Factory Shop Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm/Sun 10am-4pm -Middleport Visitor Centre Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm -Cafe Open Mon-Sun 9am-4pm (Service ends at 3.30pm) -Factory Tours Tues-Thurs at 11am and 2pm, and Fri at 10.30am (all guided tours must be pre-booked) On arriving at the visitor centre reception situated in the old lodge you can collect a map designed to guide you through areas of the factory that bring to life the history of the building and the people behind the pottery itself. Enjoy tea and cake on the canal side in the cafe. Understand the whole production process on one of the pre-booked guided tours. Then finish the day off with a visit to the Burleigh factory shop, where we have a wide range of handcrafted pottery. The Prince's Regeneration Trust raised £8.5 million to purchase the Middleport Pottery site and to carry out restoration work which prevented existing jobs and skills from being lost from the area and will ensure the future of this unique site. The funding came from a range of sources including the Regional Growth Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and European Regional Development Fund as well as from private donors, Stoke-On-Trent City Council has been a key partner in the project. Middleport Pottery continues to be the 'Home of Burleigh'; the pottery business which occupies approximately half the site. Burleigh is now owned by Denby Holdings and they continue to produce beautiful ware in the building which has been their home since it was built in 1888. Opened in 2014 Middleport Pottery features a visitor's centre, Tearoom, Middleport Studios, Burleigh Factory Shop, Exhibitions and fully restored Steam Engine.
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Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
+44 1782 499766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Family (all adults) including my American sister in law visited the pottery .. although the rest of us are local .... we have never been before. Very impressed. The lady who sold us the tickets very helpful explaining the lay out ... map given to...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience, we were really made to feel welcome. Wonderful tour of a working pottery integrated the original pottery. Well worth the journey.

1  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to head to Middleport Pottery for the Victorian Day. Father Christmas was making an appearance and thought it would be a lovely experience for our little girl before Christmas. Had we known the layout of the facilities, I would have taken baby carrier...More

Thank N_31644
MiddleportPottery, Manager at Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Normally we have a very informative concierge who directs visitors as they arrive. I suspect, that due to the popularity of the event, you did not receive all the information you required. We do have a lift that takes visitors...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to see and do for all, The cafe gets a big thumbs up from me. A must for any visitors to the Potteries. All in all a great day out.

1  Thank ChrisBourne01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting building more To discover than you think working pottery opening more rooms in future more interest since pottery throwdown was filmed here

1  Thank stevechesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. We had a fantastic day discovering all sorts of things about the pottery and how people lived in its heyday. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. We bought a year pass so that we can return as many times as we...More

1  Thank allNicola
Reviewed 27 November 2017

this is a place in the Potteries not to be missed. It gives an interesting and educational insight into the pottery industries methods and skills past and present. There is a good cafe on site and a very well stocked factory shop.

Thank robertpP91ME
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Booked in for a visit and found we were the only people on the tour. So the two of us had a very personal tour of the pottery. Staff were friendly and lovely. The man who took the tour was excellent. It was fascinating and...More

1  Thank upshire
Reviewed 13 November 2017

On a visit to the Potteries last week we decided to make this our first port of call for a much needed coffee! The café is lovely and we were served coffee and delicious hot toast on mis-matched Burleigh pottery. The setting is lovely and...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon tea served here with pleasant staff and great atmosphere. Lovely location when the weather is sunny beside the canal

1  Thank 127NDC
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Adam H
21 October 2017|
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Response from dollydelash | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you can unless there are specific workshops. I know there is a Xmas tree decoration workshop for ceramics coming up at £25
13 June 2017|
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Response from Amelia G | Reviewed this property |
about 40minutes.
29 May 2017|
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Response from sarahgemini59 | Reviewed this property |
question didnt come through 9.10 pm..today...but yes they open bank holiday Monday for future reference.