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Things to see and do

Middleport Pottery

An image of Middleport Pottery from the air, a large red brick building with a tall chimney stack.

Middleport Pottery is a 15-minute walk from Longport station.

Middleport Pottery, situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke-on-Trent, was built by Burgess and Leigh in the late nineteenth century. The Grade II* listed building is the UK’s last working Victorian potbank in continuous production. After 130 years, Middleport Pottery remains home to world-famous ‘Burleigh’ pottery.

Middleport Pottery offers factory tours and a self-led heritage trail, family activities including Play with Clay, the Burleigh Factory Shop and studios housing creative businesses plus a canal-side Tea Room.

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