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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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- Mar 16, 2014
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

if you want to see the oldest steam powered beam engine, etruria industrial museum is the place, the princess as it's known, normally in steam bank holidays, free to look at, may is the best time when they have the narrow boat festival on.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I visited here with my daughter, and we both enjoyed seeing the wonderful engine 'princess' running, the gear room was a great experience and as about a good a demonstration of mechanical power transmission as you will ever see. The volunteers running it we very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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stoke -on - trent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

this museum is really unusual, with work shops and attractive canal side setting. suprisingly peaceful despite its central location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I from the South plus brother and friend from Chesterfield and daughter's husband's father and sister met there for a Saturday afternoon. This is a great relaxed way to spend an afternoon when Princess is in steam. There is knowledge and interest for all ages. The cafe and service are great value. I personally loved the working... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I and our eldest daughter went there when the Princess was in steam, we spent around 3 hours at the museum which was very good value for money. In addition to the Princess being in steam, there were other free activities which included stone painting, science making, drawing, and brass rubbing. The onsite cafe was very clean, and very good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

An educational treat for all ages. This is a piece of living history showing how our forefathers worked and a real opportunity to learn about how machinery worked. A lovely position on the canal means you can go for a walk and enjoy the peace and quiet of a bygone age too.

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