The planned openings and events for 2021, subject to Covid regulations, are as below. Opening at other times by appointment.
How to find us
From the M6 Motorway south leave at J15, from the north J16 and take the A500 towards Stoke-on-Trent. The interactive map below will guide you to the museum. The main car park and entrance is off Kilndown Close, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4RB. Walk across the footbridge to the Visitor Centre. There is a car park for the disabled with the entrance via Castlefield Street and Lower Bedford Street Sat Nav ST4 7AF
Alight at Stoke-on-Trent station. Taxis and Buses are available. By foot it takes approx. 20 minutes along the Trent and Mersey canal tow path. Turn left out of the station, at the ‘T’ junction at the end of Station Road turn left, cross the minor road and the canal bridge, turn left and descend to the canal footpath. Proceed away from the station in a northerly direction (canal to the right of the towpath) until the Museum is seen on the right hand side. Cross (on the right) the second bridge by the lock to gain access.
Alight at Hanley bus station and enquire. By foot it takes approx. 20 minutes. Turn right from the bus station and proceed south west along Potteries Way (dual carriageway) to Broad Street, cross the road at the lights before the junction and proceed along Broad Street (south), turn right into Sun Street and continue down the hill to the ‘T’ junction, turn right, cross the road and the entrance to the Museum will be seen on the left off Kilndown Close.
The visitor centre has a tea room, terrace and toilets, including disabled toilets. There is plenty of room by the canal for a picnic.
Please note that the mill is a Victorian factory building scheduled as a monument and grade 2* listed. Unfortunately there is limited access for those with mobility difficulties to enter the mill. Please contact us for more information.