Etruria Industrial Museum

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When: 06 Apr - 08 Dec 2013

Cost: £3

Opening hours: 1pm-4pm

Website: Visit website

Festivals & Heritage

At the junction of the Trent & Mersey, and Caldon Canals, sits the Etruria Industrial Museum, home of the last steam-powered potters' mill in Britain. The 1903 Cornish Boiler and the 190 year old beam engine ‘Princess,’ powered a bone and flint mill that ground materials for the agricultural and pottery industries. Bone meal was used by farmers as a fertiliser, and ground, burnt bone is added to Cornish stone and china clay at the pottery factory to make bone china. The Mill only ceased production in 1972 with the process and machinery virtually unchanged.

The Will is 'in steam' several times a year, and visitors will have the chance to see the UK’s last steam-powered potters mill in action. Demonstrations last for approximately half-an-hour and begin at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

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Venue address

Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7AF

Venue contact details

Tel: 01782 233144



From the M6 North exit 15 or M6 South exit 16 - take the A500 towards Stoke-on-Trent, then follow the signs for the Cultural Quarter and Etruria Industrial Museum.


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