• Half Term sorted! - Play-with-Clay •
Frosty February Trail •
Giant Weaving •
Steam Day •
Throw-a-Pot! •

A great programme of events for all ages.
  • TOOT TOOT, STEAM DAY! - February Half Term. Tuesday 20th February - Free Entry. Our wonderful Steam Team will be on hand to answer your questions (even the tricky ones!).
  • Drop In Artist-led Activities - February Half Term - Play With Clay (£3pp) and Throw a Pot (£8).
Lots to do for young people of all ages!
  • Middleport Pottery Membership - Secure a future for heritage from just £15 a year. Membership can also be given as gifts - a perfect present for someone special.
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  • 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

Do you have a canal story, memory, ghost tale or local anecdote? Middleport Pottery is appealing for locals to come forward with their tales to help launch their newest watery attraction.

A unique experience for all ages. Come see 'Duchess' in action - our fully restored, fully working Steam Engine.

Our wonderful team of volunteer 'Steam Team' will be on hand to answer all your questions on the day.

And... TOOT THE HORN! Make yourself heard using 130-year-old technology! (suggested donation £1).

Contact us

Contact us

Port Street, Burslem

01782 499766


How to find us

Visitor centre entrance

Adults £5.50

Children/young people 5 - 16s; Students (with a student card); senior citizens (over 65); local residents: £4

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