Spode Works Visitor Centre, Former Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD
The Spode Works Visitor Centre is a fascinating exhibition based at Josiah Spode’s historic former pottery factory in Stoke. The visitor centre tells the stories of the Spode factory, the workers, the everyday and amazing things they made, and showcases a selection of items from the collection of the Spode Museum Trust. There are films, images, interactive displays and activities. For Heritage Open Days there will be new displays in the centre; heritage skills demonstrations for part of the days and short tours round the exterior of the historic buildings on the site. Test yourself with our quiz and play a game to find out about making bone china and transfer printed earthenware. Solve the puzzle of our mystery objects! Discover two of the World's most famous pottery patterns with our jigsaw challenge! Find out how many cups you can pack in a sagger, and use our colouring sheets to design your own Spode pattern.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The Visitor Centre is wheelchair and buggy accessible. For visitors taking the additional site tour to see the outside of the historic buildings, access is level and wheelchair accessible, but must be negotiated with care by all visitors. This is an industrial site and access beyond the Visitor Centre is only permitted as part of a guided tour.
Park in the Elenora Street Pay and Display car park, cross the busy road with care and come in to the former Spode factory site through the bright red gates. You will find the Visitor Centre on the right. Map link.
Spode Works Visitor Centre
Date last modified: 11th July 2013 at 16:17