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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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- Jul 21, 2014
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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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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16 attraction reviews
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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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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