Middleport Pottery’s visitor centre hosts regular family-friendly events and activities all year round, including fun days, craft workshops, exhibitions and artisan markets.

For further enquiries please telephone 01782 499766 or email us –

Middleport Pottery: Focus Weekend

Middleport Pottery: Focus Weekend

British Ceramics Biennial
Saturday 28th September - 10am – 3pm

Experience Middleport pottery in a whole new way! Join us for a day of clay-making workshops and sound performances at this unique, heritage site. A series of free workshops will involve people in brick-making, clay joint making and hazel structures on the wharf and on board Middleport’s own stunning narrowboat Dane.

Resonating Spaces

Resonating Spaces

British Ceramics Biennial
7 Sep–17 Nov 2019 10 am – 4 pm

At Middleport Pottery the artists have led an explorative project, creating a series of temporary structures, interventions and soundscapes across the site. The iconic interior of the bottle kiln, the hidden corners and traces of former factory buildings become active, contemplative spaces where visitors experience the layered qualities of this extraordinary site of living heritage.

Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

Select dates from 7th December - 22nd December

Meet Father Christmas and Mary in a traditional grotto, set in our atmospheric Victorian Pottery factory.
Includes a lovely gift and a personalised approach for your child. A truly magical experience

Families at Middleport Pottery

Stuck for ideas of what to do to keep the kids entertained? Our Creative Summer programme has something for everyone.

- Throw a Pot with Master Potter Jon French
- Play-with-Clay
- Heritage Trail
- Mini Potters' Festival, 10th August

Heritage Open Days at Middleport Pottery

An opportunity to explore the heritage trail at Middleport Pottery for FREE (usual charge £5.50/£4). Look inside our historic bottle oven, see our steam engine, delve into the bathhouse and enjoy the Victorian Offices.

Opening Times - 10am - 4pm
Saturday 14 September
Sunday 15 September
Saturday 21 September
Sunday 22 September

Tours & Heritage

Find out about our brand new Pits and Pots Tour and Historic Narrowboat Experiences.
'Middleport Pottery, A Victorian Innovation' Exhibition.
Also, upcoming dates for our popular Walking Tours