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Etruria Industrial Museum
Ranked #30 of 119 things to do in Stoke-on-Trent
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I found it very interesting…There's a fastinating collection of industrial buildings,with many working exhibits… And the canal side was also really nice. The price is ok too. Its worth a visit..

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

I visited yesterday with a group of 10 amateur archaeologists having booked a tour. Fascinating. Run predominantly by volunteers who gave us a genuine and enthusiastic welcome we spent an interesting hour learning all about this small but vitally important part of the pottery story. Their opening hours are limited so check before you go. Oh, by the way it's because they added ground animal bones!

Thank AOB92
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I had sometime to kill in Stoke, so I visited the museum. Friendly informative staff. A lot to see from pottery to football. The ceramics were excellent showing off the industrial heritage of the area.

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Canal junction is nice, but the car park and the Museum were closed on the Sunday I tried to visit. Nothing on the website suggested that.

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Reviewed 16 August 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,

Thank chrismb
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