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“interesting industrial archeology” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7AF, England
01782 233144
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Ranked #30 of 104 things to do in Stoke-on-Trent
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Owner description: The Etruria Industrial Museum is the home of Jesse Shirley's Bone and Flint Mill which operated from 1857 to 1972. It ground bone, flint and Cornish stone for the production of English Bone China. The mill is driven by an 1820s beam engine installed in 1857 with steam raised by a 1903 Cornish boiler built locally. The museum is operated by volunteers and has limited opening days. It is operated (in steam) on 6 weekends a year. Please check the website for dates and times.
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“interesting industrial archeology”
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 to see our industrial heritage,

Visited June 2013
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“interesting museum”
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.

Visited May 2013
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“Unique piece of our industrial history”
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.

Visited June 2013
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“dont miss the july festivel !”
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

Visited August 2012
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“Great family experience - foundation for technology appreciation and industrial heritage”
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 engines and marvelled at the quietness and efficiency of such old technology. The volunteers were very knowledgable and helpful. We also bought a bird feeder assembly at a bargain price from the blacksmith who was demonstrating her trade. This is a great real value family treat and especially inspiring for children to get a feel for technology and our industrial heritage. There is an area where they can draw and play and create their own ideas.

Visited April 2013
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