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Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Maintenance Yard Lower Bedford Street | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7AF, England
+44 7900 267711
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Not a lot to see.

Luckily we went there while there was a boat event on. Otherwise there wouldn't have been much to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Nigel K
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The only potters mill in steam.

Etruria flint mill is an old pottery mill, it used to grind flint to add to bone China. The mill... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
chrismb
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england
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Etruria Maintenance Yard Lower Bedford Street | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7AF, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Luckily we went there while there was a boat event on. Otherwise there wouldn't have been much to do. Fascinating place but not a lot to see. Well worth a visit though.

Thank Nigel K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Etruria flint mill is an old pottery mill, it used to grind flint to add to bone China. The mill has a steam engine that is fired up on a regular basis (advertised in the press) there is also a small museum set over two...More

Thank chrismb
Reviewed 15 November 2016

great visit see the old days doctor see the spif trying to sell you black market watches the blacksmith best day to visit is when the steam engine is in operation great place to visit most enjoyable

Thank philip h
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Etruria Industrial Museum is a wonderful museum in a great location. We got to see a steaming and boilers working first hand and they are impressive! Upstairs in the factory we learnt about the processes of pulverising bone and saw an elephants hip. The staff...More

Thank Eloise H
Etriuriamuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Etruria Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thanks to Eloise and the others visitors who have posted such positive comments about their visit. They help to further motive the volunteers to provide an even better experience for visitors.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

first time I have visited this place since I worked at Jessie shirleys about 25 years ago. I installed the gas to the museum.

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 7 August 2016

A great little Museum set at the junction of the Cauldon and Trent & Mersey canal. £6 gave admission and a guide who had a wealth of information about the history of the site and the preparation and production of flint and bone for the...More

Thank Stokiekev2014
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Part of an old bone and flint grinding mill with a very large steam beam engine and gear trains driving paddles in grinding pans. At the time of our visit (July 2016) there were working narrow boats to look through as well on the factory...More

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great seeing such a historic museum. Really interesting and well maintained by the volunteers. Coffee shop excellent. Will definitely come again and maybe bring the grand kids. Etruria on the Canal well worth a trip.

Thank Barry B
Etriuriamuseum, General Manager at Etruria Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

We are pleased you enjoyed the visit and hope you will bring your grandchildren. They will enjoy the Etruria Canals Festival on the 4th and 5th June where there will be lots of boats to see, plenty to do including the mill being in steam.

Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you like looking into how things used to be in major industrial city's of the uk then places like Etruria really help to show you that. Set in a great canal side location the small but informative museum is a great way to pass...More

1  Thank scott20132013
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely museum. Interesting history of local area. Lots of activities for children of all ages. Also enjoy a local cheese oatcake from the coffee shop

Thank Sarah W
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madmartha4
What time is it open and how much does it cost?
8 May 2017|
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Response from Etriuriamuseum | Property representative |
The museum is only open for steaming weekends and for pre booked groups. The remaining steaming weekends in 2017 are: 3rd and 4th June (Etruria Canals Festival), 5th and 6th August, 9th and 10th September (vintage stationary... More
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