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Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Middleport Pottery

Port Street, Stoke-On-Trent, ST6 3PE.

The last working Victorian pottery factory in the UK. A visit to Middleport Pottery is an immersive educational experience for all ages.
Learn about the world-famous ‘Model Pottery’. See the processes that revolutionised pottery production and improved working conditions in the Victorian era; the steam engine, paternoster lifts and the underground workers’ bathhouse. Discover where the firemen once stoked the kiln and how pottery was transported by canal – to destinations all over the world!

Middleport Pottery offers a range of workshop activities to choose from including, clay, printing and stories. Factory Tours can be arranged for groups in Year 4 and above, and specialist artist-led workshops are available.

Email or call 01782 499766 to book today!

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Port Street, Stoke-On-Trent
ST6 3PE.

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.