Staffordshire

Properties and events in Staffordshire

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'Unpacking the V&A Wedgwood Collection': Behind-the-scenes tours - Connections & Networks

V&A Wedgwood Collection, Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ER
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a look behind-the-scenes of the Unpacking Project at V&A Wedgwood Collection with a guided tour around our collection storage space. Discover the Connections and Networks in our Wedgwood story.

A virtual tour of the historic borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Brampton, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 0QP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Brampton Museum for a virtual tour of some of the historic village and parishes which make up Newcastle under Lyme. A series of archive films shot in the 1960s onwards by local veteran film maker Brian Nixon.

All Saints' Church Sandon

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Sandon, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0DB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A family-friendly walk through our history—a unique behind-the-scenes tour of this gem of a Grade I listed church building and ancient graveyard (self-guided or with a volunteer guide) will take you from Norman origins to the present day.

Belong Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Belong Village, Lower Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 2RS
In person
Pre-booking required

Belong Heritage Gallery is a dementia friendly facility, It links the past and the present through people, their memories and a shared exploration of our heritage, providing a unique dimension to enrich the lives of older people living here.

Biddulph Grange Garden open gates

Grange Road, Biddulph, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry to Biddulph Grange Garden including access via the Bateman Walk through the historic St Lawrence churchyard and access into the Biddulph Grange Country Park via the Wellingtonia Avenue (subject to staffing levels).

Boats, Trains and Automobiles. Getting In and Out of Kidsgrove

Town Hall, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join our engaging local historian for an entertaining tour of key sites which have contributed to Kidsgrove's excellent connectivity, the people who made it happen and the reasons people wanted to come to Kidsgrove!

Brindley's Mill, Mill Street

Brindley's Mill, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8FA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Brindley's Mill is a working water-powered corn mill built in 1752.

Chatterley Whitfield and Colliery Tours

Unit 26, Chatterley Whitfield Enterprise Centre, Chatterley Whitfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 8UW
In person
Pre-booking required

A Victorian Time Capsule - As seen on the Lloyds TV advert, Hidden Britain by Drone, Abandoned Engineering...... A chance to visit Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, which closed in 1977 and became a museum. New Heritage Centre, please note not underground.

Claymills by Night

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station is being opened at night to give the full experience of what it would have been like to work in a 24/7 operation.

CWGC Tours 2024 - Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery

Hartshill Cemetery, Queens Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7LH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Commonwealth War Graves Commission tour of Stoke on Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery.

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 1NG
In person
Pre-booking required

Heritage open day at Ford Green Hall

Great Haywood, Past and Present, People and Places – Meet the author, David Robbie

Rugeley Library, 12 Anson Street, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A short talk, followed by Q&A and discussion, from David Robbie, local historian, author and former teacher at Rugeley Grammar School and Fair Oak School, to celebrate the launch of his book ‘Great Haywood, Past and Present, People and Places.’

Guided Tours of Holy Trinity Eccleshall

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6BY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for two special guided tours of Holy Trinity Eccleshall - 'The Bishops at Eccleshall' and 'The Parish Church through the centuries'

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

London Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

This historic Catholic Church is celebrating its 190th anniversary this year., Come and see extracts from our archives and find out more about local martyr Blessed Thomas Maxfield. Guide-books, a friendly welcome, and a children's I-spy activity.

Moorcroft, a Heritage Art Pottery

Sandbach Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover how a heritage art pottery operates - from design, shape creation and surface decoration - meet our craftsmen and women who have spent decades learning their craft.

Pots & People - A Walking Tour from the old Spode Factory Site to Stoke Minster

Spode Museum Trust, 32 Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD
In person
Pre-booking required

Walking from the old Spode Factory site along the streets that housed the Spode factory workers. Hear stories of their lives and skills that made Spode and its famous blue and white pottery internationally instantly recognisable.

Redfern's Cottage

Redfern's Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life, 34-36 Carter Street, Redfern's Cottage,, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry Redfern's Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life

Remarkable Journeys

St Chad's Church, Greengate St, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take tours of the church, self guided or led by one of the volunteer guides. Watch video presentation. Discover the journeys associated with St Chad's. Craft activities and quizzes.

Salt, Pepper and Vinegar bottle ovens

James Kent (Ceramic Materials) Ltd, Fountain Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the three calcining bottle ovens known locally as 'Salt, Pepper and Vinegar' at close quarters and learn about how the manufactured products were used in the local pottery industry.

Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House

39 Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Quaker Meeting House, burial ground and garden, dating from 1700.

St Editha's Church Tamworth Tower

St. Edithas Close, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7DA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to climb the rare double helix staircase of St Editha's Church. Tamworth. on Saturday, 14th September between 1100 and 1400.

St Giles Parish Church, Newcastle under Lyme

St Giles Parish Church, Church Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

This magnificent church was designed by George Gilbert Scotland was built against the existing 14th century tower. See the soaring arches, beautiful stained glass and hear the wonderful organ

St Margaret’s, Draycott-in-the-Moors – ancient tombs and dragons

Church Lane, Draycott in the Moors, Staffordshire, ST11 9AG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A listed building, dating back to the 1200s. The tower is the very oldest part, while the medieval tombs of the Draycott family fill the Lady Chapel. Victorian stained-glass windows. Small but lovely!

Time Travelling Through Trentham

Trentham Parish Church, Park Drive, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Travel back in time at Trentham Parish Church and discover traces of past centuries and links to the Dukes of Sutherland. The Trentham Heritage Project will showcase local people and places, many lost in time and living memory.

Trentham Hall and Gardens Film Show

Trentham Parish Church, Park Drive, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A new film, with a compilation of images and vintage film footage, charting the the development of Trentham Hall and Gardens, presented by Ray Johnson of the Staffordshire Film Archive.

Uncovering St Mark's With Mervyn Edwards.

St Mark's Church, Snow Hill, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4LT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Historian Mervyn Edwards and delve in to the rich history of St Mark's church, Shelton - the Potters Cathedral.

Unitarian Meeting House

Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2UA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to view a non-conformist meeting house, originally one of many throughout the country, which developed out of the religious upheavals of the 17th century.