Middleport Pottery

Middleport Pottery, located in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, has been the home of Burleigh (historically "Burgess and Leigh") since 1889. Now a popular visitor destination, it is run by Re-Form Heritage. 

On site, you'll find the Middleport Pottery café, a visitor centre, and the Burleigh factory shop. You can also take a Middleport Factory Tour, so there's plenty to see and during your visit. Find the address and directions here.

Middleport Pottery, home of Burleigh

Visitor Centre

Middleport Pottery visitor centre

Middleport Pottery is filled with stunning original features. Collect a map from the Old Lodge and visit the preserved Old Offices to explore the history of the factory and the pottery made here.

  • Opening times: 10am-4pm, 7 days a week
  • Telephone: +44(0)1782 499766
  • Email: info@re-form.org


Middleport Pottery café

The Middleport Pottery café is housed in the original packing house, which was more recently used as a warehouse. Now transformed into a relaxing space, visitors can enjoy views of the Trent and Mersey canal while seated outside or relish the warmth of the wood-burning stove in the winter.

The friendly café team serve a wide range of homemade lunches, cream teas, cakes, and local specialities such as oatcakes, all served on Burleigh dinnerware.

  • Opening times: Monday to Sunday 10am until 3:30 pm

Factory Shop

Burleigh factory shop information board

Visit to browse or purchase the latest collections, exclusive lines, and offers. Learn more about the Burleigh Factory Shop

  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm - now closed on Monday's
  • Telephone: +44(0)1782 525510
  • Email: factoryshop@burleigh.co.uk

Guided Tours

Middleport Pottery tour

Learn about the traditional techniques that we have conserved and continue to use to produce Burleighware today. Follow the process from start to finish while meeting our experienced team of craftsmen. Learn more about Middleport Pottery tours

  • Available at 11am and 1.45pm Monday to Thursday, and 10.30am Friday.
  • Price: £11.00 for adults and £10.00 for concessions.
  • Must be pre-booked. Please call +44(0)1782 499766, email info@re-form.org, or book online here.