The museum will normally be open from 11.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays. As all staff are volunteers visits are advised to check before travelling. We are also open for five steaming weekends a year. See events list. Admittance at other times and by appointment and subject to volunteer availability. Please contact 07900267711 or [email protected] to book.
Planned openings and events when we will be in steam, subject to Covid regulations, for 2022.

What’s on in 2022

The planned openings and events for 2022, subject to Covid regulations, are as below. Opening at other times by appointment.

  • 9th – 10th April - Spring at Etruria and Steaming
  • 4th – 5th June  -  Etruria Canals Festival 
  • 30th – 31st July  -  Summer Steaming
  • 10th September    - Vintage Stationary Engine Rally
  • 11th September - Classic Vehicle Rally 
  • 29th and 30th October  Halloween Steaming

During steaming weekends the mill will be in steam from 1300 to 1630. 

Admission charges during public openings: Please see for each event
We also open by appointment please contact  [email protected] or 0790 0267 711


How to find us

By Car
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

By Train
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.

By Bus
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.

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