Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke-on-Trent: Address, Phone Number, Etruria Industrial Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Etruria Industrial Museum
4.5
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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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Mike
Glossop, UK267 contributions
Unique Victorian survivor
Oct 2021 • Solo
Very very interesting and the volunteers clearly have a great knowledge and a passion for the site that they are keen to share with visitors. Unfortunately it’s a bit hidden away and not very well known. The cafe is nice too and very reasonably priced with a comparatively extensive range of toastable items!
Written October 30, 2021
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Smarty arse
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A very interesting museum
Sep 2021 • Solo
A very fascinating and interesting place to visit considering it is run entirely by volunteers, it is a great museum. The volunteers are friendly, caring and extremely knowledgeable, and if you are able to go when they are firing the engine it is a great sensation.
Written September 11, 2021
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John W
London, UK19 contributions
A visit to the Bone and Flint Mill
Aug 2021
We booked in advance and were taken around by Bernard. A really excellent experience. A must for anyone interested in industrial archaeology. Bernard was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide.
Written August 17, 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Potteries
Apr 2020 • Couples
Fantastic area of the canal system is the wonderful Etruria industrial museum that is easily accessible along the canal paths leading from Hanley Park and Festival park respectively. Although closed in these difficult times there are information boards alongside buildings that describe the historic past.
Written April 25, 2020
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Anthony M
Ulverston, UK102 contributions
Hugely fascinating
Sep 2019
A great couple of hours being shown round by a hugely knowledgeable volunteer at this gem of a site surrounded as it is by the Caldron and Trent and Mersey Canals
Written October 3, 2019
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1506happytraveller
Lichfield, UK6 contributions
Very interesting, I learnt a lot.
Jul 2019
We were met with 2 volunteers who couldn’t have been better. Very interesting and showed us such a lot. We were given an introductory talk with slides and shown round. Everything was explained in great detail.
Written August 17, 2019
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MrMtoyou
Birmingham, UK20 contributions
CLOSED!!!
Aug 2019
OK, OK, it was my fault for not reading the website properly - but basically this place is CLOSED more often than it's open.
What rubbed salt into the wound was that we had decided on our day out to Stoke to walk from the railway station to to the museum ... 30 minutes along the canal - which made our attempted visit a double waste of time.

CHECK WHETHER THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!!!

We had lunch and then spend a VERY ENJOYABLE afternoon at the WEDGEWOOD factory ... Highly recommended.
Written August 14, 2019
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Caroline L
Stoke on Trent13 contributions
Great welcome
Aug 2019 • Friends
A lovely friendly welcome from the reception and cafe staff. Very friendly and helpful to cyclists. The food in the cafe was excellent especially the coffee., better than any mainstream coffee house! Lovely homemade food and great value. Will definitely make it a regular stop😀
Written August 6, 2019
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Steve C
Birmingham, UK299 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2019 • Couples
Had a great day at the Etruria Industrial Museum at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt. Very interesting presentation by a guy from Birmingham University followed by a tour of the Bone Mill. Never thought steam engines and the production of the ingredients of bone China could be so fascinating. We would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Potteries.
Written July 31, 2019
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Margaret c
Wrexham, UK14 contributions
Gardner rally
Oct 2018
So much to see about how lotteries worked, with demonstrations with a running beam engine with a short walk along the tow path to the retail park.
Written December 2, 2018
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