We are open to the public on Fridays from March to November. Admission to the museum and mill, adults £6.00 or £10.00 for a guided tour (subject to availability). Under 16s free when with a paying adult.  Please check before travelling as we may not be able to admit the public if essential maintenance is taking place. The museum will be open for four weekends in 2024 when the engine will be in steam and driving the mill. At other times visits may be booked by contacting 07900 267711 OR Bookings accepted subject to volunteer availability

What’s on in 2024


Etruria Canals Festival – 1st and 2nd June

Summer Steaming – 27th and 28th July

Vintage Stationary Engine Rally – 7th September

Classic Vehicle Rally – 8th September

Autumn Steaming – 19th and 20th October

The museum will be open from 10.30am and the engine and mill running between 1.00pm and 4.30pm


Mill in steam weekends: Adults:  £ 10.00  or £15.00 for a guided tour except for the September weekend when entry is free to support Heritage Open Days. Guided tours reduced to £10.00. Donations welcome.

Young persons under 16 free when accompanied by a paying adult.

We also open by appointment please contact 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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