• Christmas at Middleport Pottery! - Late Night Shopping  -  Christmas Light Switch On  -  Christmas Clay! 
 -  Victorian Christmas Family Day!  -  The Real Father Christmas.
  • The Real Father Christmas - Meet Father Christmas and Mary in a traditional grotto, set in our atmospheric Victorian Pottery factory.
  • Middleport Pottery Membership - Secure a future for heritage from just £12 a year. Membership can also be given as gifts - a perfect present for someone special.
  • . - .
  • Meet Dane - Only at Middleport Pottery - One of the last remaining, wooden-built working narrow boats
  • The Great Exhibition! - The Great Exhibition at Middleport Pottery! 
Nam’s Japanese bowls, Clover’s Russian dolls and winner, Ryan’s hand-built turtle toilet are just some of the items on display. 
BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down television series is filmed at Middleport Pottery. Never previously open to the public, we are delighted to open the studio doors and welcome you to this very special exhibition.
  • Great Pottery Throwdown - The Great Pottery Throwdown is filmed at Middleport Pottery, Home of Burleigh. It takes 25 pairs of hands to create a single piece of Burleigh pottery. Meet the craftspeople behind Burleigh pottery - from Sliphouse to Decorating, you'll see traditional techniques and methods unchanged since the 1800s.
  • Our Founding Patron - HRH The Prince of Wales - Middleport Pottery is delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales is Middleport Pottery's Founding Patron.
  • Enjoy our unique Heritage Centre - Step back in time as you explore our ceramic design archive, housing Europe’s largest collection of ceramic moulds. Take an inside look at our Victorian offices and Grade II listed bottle kiln and our newly restored W. Boulton Steam Engine!
  • Middleport Studios - Middleport Pottery is home to 10 independent creative businesses. A mix of contemporary studios and traditional workshops are open to the public and showcase a range of talent from fine art, photography, ceramics, jewellery and bespoke furniture.
  • Magnificent Burleigh - Two floors of Burleigh in their beautiful factory shop. Every piece of Burleigh is handcrafted at Middleport Pottery.
  • Middleport Pottery Tearoom - Friendly staff in our tearoom offer cream teas, cakes, and a range of hot and cold food and drinks (gluten free options available). The tearoom also caters for events, weddings and conferences.

Welcome to Middleport Pottery

Middleport Pottery, the home of world-famous Burleigh, is an award-winning visitor destination Stoke-on-Trent.

Learn all about Middleport Pottery as you explore its new unique visitor experience. Book a factory tour to find out how Burleigh is produced using traditional craftsmanship.

See pottery produced over the years and step into the iconic bottle kiln in our visitor centre. Afterwards, relax in Totally Delicious’ tearoom which overlooks the Trent and Mersey Canal.

News & Events

The historic washrooms at Middleport were opened by The Prince of Wales during a visit to Stoke-on-Trent on 28th November. The washrooms, which are thought to be part of the original 1888 factory design, were uncovered for the first time in decades earlier this summer.

Meet the 'Victorian' Potters!
Last minute gifts
Create your own handmade gifts and decorations
Mulled wine & mince pies
Carol Singers
Steam Engine

and... the REAL Father Christmas!! (Between 12-2pm)

£1 entry. Includes access to all heritage areas.

p.s. Victorian dress welcomed!

Contact us

Contact us

Port Street, Burslem

01782 499766


How to find us

Visitor centre entrance

Adults £4

Children/young people 5 - 16s; Students (with a student card); senior citizens (over 65); local residents: £3.00

Under 5s Free

Opening Hours

Visitor centre:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4pm

Burleigh shop:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm