• Pottery worker at Middleport Pottery
  • Projections inside the bottle kiln
  • Middleport Pottery café
  • Middleport Pottery
  • Craft at Middleport Pottery
Middleport Pottery logo

Middleport Pottery, home of Burleigh, is now an exciting visitor destination in the heart of Burslem, the Mother Town of the potteries. This Grade II* listed site was purpose-built in 1888 by ceramics manufacturers Burgess & Leigh who moved their business there. What makes Middleport Pottery unique is that it has remained in continuous production, making the same product – Burleigh – since it was built.

Learn all about Middleport Pottery, home of Burleigh, as you explore its unique visitor experience. See pottery produced over the years and the original Victorian offices. Step back in time as you explore the largest mould collection in Europe, the bottle kiln, and Burleigh gallery, and learn about the people and events which have shaped the Pottery. Afterwards you can relax in our café which overlooks the Trent and Mersey Canal. There are also special events and exhibitions throughout the year, see the events page for details.

Visit the Burleigh website


Port Street, Burslem



Telephone: 01782 499766

Email middleport@princes-regeneration.org

How to find us >

Opening Times

Burleigh shop: 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday
Visitor centre: (open from 1 July) 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Sunday
Café: (open from 1 July) 9am - 4pm Monday - Sunday


News & Events