The last working Victorian pottery factory in the UK. A visit to Middleport Pottery is an immersive educational experience for all ages.
Learn about the world-famous ‘Model Pottery’. See the processes that revolutionised pottery production and improved working conditions in the Victorian era; the steam engine, paternoster lifts and the underground workers’ bathhouse. Discover where the firemen once stoked the kiln and how pottery was transported by canal – to destinations all over the world!
Example half day excursion (approx 2 hours).
Key Stage 1 – Guided Heritage Trail + choice of one workshop activity. (Play-with-Clay, Stokie Storytime or Boat Stories – see below for details)
Key Stage 2 – Guided Factory Tour + Guided Heritage Trail
Prices per pupil based on above packages – £5.00. Full day activities available.
These additional activities can be added to your excursion (advanced booking required).
– *‘Play-with-Clay’ – £2 per pupil. (available to take away on the day).
– *‘Stokie’ Storytime – £2 per pupil. (+ worksheet activity)
– *Boat Stories – £2 per pupil. (+ worksheet activity – groups less than 15)
– Throw a pot – £8 per pupil. (includes firing & delivery – groups less than 15)
For further enquiries call: 01782 499766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
50% deposit required upon booking – Two weeks notice required.
Teachers and support staff free. Coach Park & Stay available
A Middleport Pottery staff member can be available to answer questions for teachers undertaking pre-visit planning and risk assessment.