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Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh

Closes in 8 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh
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  • Average3%
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“factory shop”(49 reviews)
“factory tour”(57 reviews)
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...more
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Middleport Pottery Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE, England
+44 1782 499766
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

On Tuesdee me an mar lady ad friends up an we decided to tek em for a woke arind Middleport Pot Bank near Boslem. Weather was smashin so we got there abite dinner tarm. Ard no idea there wuz so much te say. A lovely...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I emailed both addresses on their website (customer services and factory shop) about visiting the pottery and neither has bothered to reply. What is the point of providing a 'contact us' facility and then ignoring subsequent enquiries? I'm incredibly disappointed. The factory has been on...More

4  Thank Steven G
Teresa F, Manager at Middleport Pottery - Home of Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

We are very sorry to hear that you had difficulties contacting us, we have a detailed Customer Charter and make a commitment to respond to emails within 48 hours of receiving them. It seems from your comment that you may have contacted Burleigh, the pottery...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the first time I’d visited Middleport. The gentleman who greets you as you walk into the cobbled streets is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Despite us arriving late in the day he was happy to impart his knowledge as to how Middleport was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Middleport on the 8th November with my other half. We went on a tour for a day out as we are from the local area and we have never been Middleport. The tour was fantastic, it was very informative. Everyone was very friendly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this working pottery today and was so impressed. From start to finish it was a great day out. The Heritage Trail was very interesting and the Pottery Tour was superb, due in no small part to our guide Jan who was extremely informative and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the potteries and how it's made you can do a tour of the factory watch how the ware is made worth a trip

1  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Middleport Pottery when they were hosting the Weeping Window poppies display, in the Summer. It was delightful, and I intend to go again to spend more time viewing the whole of the pottery as there was not time during my last visit. There...More

1  Thank 36brenda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely quiet place of Stoke-on-Trent. The factory consists of several buildings, a small museum and a little street. Whilst not large, we spent a lovely day wondering through the old street filled with pottery paraphernalia, and in & out of the local...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute treat to see so many of the poppies that have been relocated from London back to the potteries, very moving and tastefully done. Lovely to be able to have a walk around the heritage centre and see all the old equipment. We had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked tickets to see the poppy installation while it was in place at Middleport, and even though my husband is a passionate Stokie, we hadn't realised that the pottery also contained so many little shops and a museum. It had a busy tea room...More

1  Thank stewvic
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Well preserved pottery with many displays & demonstrations to inform you of the history.Lovely tea rooms with tasty snacks & selection of cakes set alongside the canal which makes it very pleasant especially on a good weather day!

1  Thank junebradley191
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely quaint little place. My kids and myself enjoyed it. They always have something in here and the history is wonderful. It's really interesting and kids got to make clay models. We were fortunate to go and see the weeping poppies. Which was stunning....More

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Lynn K
15 November 2018|
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Response from Mike_from_Staffs | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue. I guess not.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Wwoo161 | Reviewed this property |
We had no children with us but I think food selections are provided for.
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