• Creative Summer! - Happy Holidays! Explore our Creative Summer Programme. Activities for all ages, including mums and dads!
  • 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.
  • Heritage is for all ages! - Come play with our new 'Model Pottery'. Adults are welcome to play too!
  • 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!
  • Events at Middleport Pottery - We run a varied programme of events and activities throughout the year from Jazz Nights, heritage talks, craft fairs, Middleport Mutts, beer festivals, play with clay to name but a few!
  • 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

Three of the UK’s most talented designers have teamed up to share their skills with the public on unique six week courses at Middleport Pottery starting in September.

The Great Exhibition’ at Middleport Pottery. Opening Friday 26th May and will now run until 3rd September.

A huge thank you to all the contestants who have gifted their ceramic creations as part of this wonderful showcase. Learn about the art of ceramics; Hand Building, Coiling and Raku techniques alongside real-life examples, Nam’s Japanese Bowls, Clover’s Russian Dolls and Ryan’s hand-built Turtle toilet!

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