Middleport Pottery Tours

On a Middleport Pottery tour, you can find out exactly how Burleigh pottery is made and learn more about our history. We've been crafting and decorating ceramic tableware at this site since 1889 and continue to use techniques that have been passed down for generations. 

There's also lots more things to see and do at Middleport Pottery, including regular events and the Burleigh Factory Shop. We have the address and directions if you're not sure exactly where Middleport Pottery is.


Guided Tours

Middleport Pottery tour


Because the site is owned by Re-formguided Middleport Pottery tours are delivered by trained guides who will show you how Burleigh pottery is made, from clay to finished product. You will learn about unique manufacturing processes with roots in the 1800s and meet some of our talented craftspeople.

  • Tours available Monday to Thursday at 11am or 1.45pm and Fridays at 10.30am (Please note: Burleigh Factory Shop is closed on Monday's)
  • Price: £11.00 for adults and £10.00 for under 18s, students, senior citizens and local residents.
  • Guided tours must be pre-booked. Please call +44(0)1782 499766 or book online here to secure your spot.
  • Everyone who takes part in a Burleigh Factory Tour will get 10% off in our Burleigh Factory Shop on the day - see voucher or ask your tour guide for more information. T&Cs apply.  

Please note that some areas of the factory are not suitable for those with special mobility needs. If this affects you, please call the Middleport Visitor Centre team on +44(0)1782 499766 for more information.


Self-Guided Tours

Burleigh ceramics being made in Middleport Pottery


Visitors can take part in a self-guided Middleport Pottery tour around certain parts of this historic site from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. There's no need to pre-book.

The self-guided tour encompasses the 'old offices', which exhibits Burleigh ware of the past, and the historic bottle oven, allowing visitors to look inside one of the last remaining bottle oven kilns.