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Rich's Roving Reports: World of Wedgwood


The Stoke-on-Trent pottery industry is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, with huge investment in visitor attractions and recognition from national broadcasters.

We thought we’d send our roving reporter to where it all began and see if he could emulate the stars of BBC Two’s Great Pottery Throw Down at the potter’s wheel!

Click here to find out more about the attractions at the World of Wedgwood visitor experience

I arrived at World of Wedgwood, the £34m visitor experience celebrating the company’s 250 year heritage, to put my artistic flair to the test with the help of Master Craftsman Jon French.

Being from The Potteries I have a natural affinity with clay, of course, so I was looking forward to wowing you with my pottery prowess.

Click here for more info on the attractions at World of Wedgwood, like The Tea Emporium, pictured here

I should probably stick to the blogging.

After waving Jon goodbye, I headed off on the tour of the revamped site, stopping off at the decorating studio, the revolving Wedgwood family tree (which features some surprising names) and choosing from over 50 different tea blends in the new Tea Emporium!

My visit was topped off with a sumptuous afternoon tea in the beautiful tea room.

A Wedgwood Discovery Experience, combining factory tours with a chance to explore the Wedgwood Museum, is £15 for adults, £12.50 for concessions, and £7.50 for 6-16-year-olds. And it's free for the under 5s!

Staffordshire is home to 1000 years of history, which you can explore with our fab short break packages!

See if you can better my efforts at World of Wedgwood, before heading to the historic working estate at Shugborough, or sampling the heritage of the brewing industry at the National Brewery Centre in Burton.

Enjoy three cultural attractions and an overnight stay in one of eight top hotels for as little as £140 for two people! Click here to find out more!

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