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Moorcroft Factory Tour

Moorcroft Factory Tour

See the skills that go into the hand made processes of mould making, slip casting, hand turning, tube lining, hand painting, kiln firing and finally glazing.

Contact

Heritage Visitor Centre

01782 820515

Address

Sandbach Road,
Burslem,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST6 2DQ

Details

A guided tour will take visitors into the heart of the Moorcroft Factory. Based at the Heritage Visitor Centre our expert guides accompany the visitor around the original factory. Comprehensive information in all aspects of the hand made processes of mould making, slip casting, hand turning, tube lining, hand painting, kiln firing and finally glazing. The techniques used in Moorcroft pottery are virtually the same today, as they were a hundred years ago. Visitors enter a time warp from which they can look into the virtual soul of what must be the world's best loved art pottery.

Advance booking is necessary of at least 2 weeks prior to visiting the pottery.

A maximum of 10 people can be taken on a factory tour at one time. However, large group bookings can be arranged for up to 20 people.

Duration: approx 1 hour

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impaired

There is a vending machine available onsite for hot drinks.

Opening details

Monday - Friday: 11:00 & 14:00

Factory tours last approx 1 hour. Pre-booking is essential, please call in advance to book 01782 820515.
Opening times may vary on Bank Holidays, please ring to confirm times.

Prices

Adults: £7.50, Child: (11+) £5.00, Concessions: £6.50

There is a maximum number per booking of 10 people. Please make your booking at least 2 weeks in advance. Tours are subject to maximum numbers so you will need to contact the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SJ 877491  Lat: 53.03902 Long: -2.18488

    From the M6, exit at junction 15 or 16 onto the A500. Then take the A53 to Leek. Follow the brown tourist signs.

    Bus service 19 and 20 .

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5 km from Stoke-on-Trent station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    There is a vending machine available onsite for hot drinks.

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