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Etruria Industrial Museum

Lower Bedford Street, | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, England
01782 233144
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Type: Museums
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- Sep 20, 2014
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Genoa, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have visited the museum together with colleagues during a pause of our work group meeting. Actually I didn't know the existence of this musem and all the history on the back. I was extremely well impressed by how the museum is organized and managed. The guides are extremely passionate and captivating, ready to answer all questions and to arise... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited here on one of the open days (there's only 5 weekends a year sadly) and it was brilliant. It's such a unique opportunity to see a working 200 year old engine. The volunteers were all lovely and informative. At £3 it was very cheap and £2 for a tour. It's so important to support places like this to... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'd heard about this museum via publicity leaflets and my OH. The Canal Festival is well known in the region and we had a good day, weather-wise for our visit. There were all manner of stalls to be seen, and the highlight was to attend a talk about their brilliant beam engine 'Princess', which I was able to capture not... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On the junction of the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals, with a steam engine and visitor centre. Not open very often now that it's entirely run by volunteers but well worth a visit when you can. The annual Canals Festival is fab.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Decided to drop in on this museum. It was closed! OK, that's my fault for not checking first. BUT there was no proper signage of opening hours, only a SMALL sign showing the dates of the steaming weekends for their steam engine. It didn't say they were the only hours/ days it would open. I know it has changed hands... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I found it very interesting…There's a fastinating collection of industrial buildings,with many working exhibits… And the canal side was also really nice. The price is ok too. Its worth a visit..

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited yesterday with a group of 10 amateur archaeologists having booked a tour. Fascinating. Run predominantly by volunteers who gave us a genuine and enthusiastic welcome we spent an interesting hour learning all about this small but vitally important part of the pottery story. Their opening hours are limited so check before you go. Oh, by the way it's... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I had sometime to kill in Stoke, so I visited the museum. Friendly informative staff. A lot to see from pottery to football. The ceramics were excellent showing off the industrial heritage of the area.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Canal junction is nice, but the car park and the Museum were closed on the Sunday I tried to visit. Nothing on the website suggested that.

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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

we visited while there was a canal festival outside the flint mill. The steam engine at the mill is fired up a few times a year and you can see how flint was ground down to be added to clay to make fine pottery. There is a visitor centre with a small café in the adjacent building. Worth a visit... More

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