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 These are the events taking place in Stoke-on-Trent this year:: Page 3 of 3  < 1 2 3

Secret Museum | Open Doors

The Firing LineWinkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7RH
 

Saturday 10th September

Saturday 17th September

Tour at 11:00
 
 

An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Winkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke, a traditional ceramic tile manufactory. 'The Firing Line' produces dust pressed tiles using traditional techniques & c.100 year old cast iron machinery. It is also home to Ceramic City Stories & CLAYHEAD Collection.

Booking: Not required (but it helps to have an idea of numbers prior to an event if you can let us know you aim to visit)

Website: ceramiccitystories.info/events

 Special Event for HODsNot Usually Open to the PublicAssistance dogs welcome

 

Secret Museum | Virtual Open Doors

The Firing LineWinkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7RH
 

Friday 9th September

Friday 16th September

Virtual tour at 11:00

An opportunity to take a virtual tour behind the scenes of a traditional ceramic tile manufactory (via a live Zoom video call). 'The Firing Line' produces dust pressed tiles using traditional techniques & c.100 year old cast iron machinery. You will need to have the (FREE) Zoom app downloaded to your computer, tablet or phone prior to the event. For more information & app download please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/download

Booking: Pre-book online: ceramiccitystories.info/events

Website: ceramiccitystories.info

 Special Event for HODsNot Usually Open to the Public

 

Secret Museum | Window Display

The Firing LineWinkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7RH
 

Friday 9 September: 10:00 - 15:00 

Saturday 10 September: 10:00 - 13:00

Thursday 15 September: 10:00 - 15:00

Friday 16 September: 10:00 - 15:0

Saturday 17 September: 10:00 - 13:00 
 

A unique showcase of community & crowd-sourced tiles, ceramics & related ‘curios’ displayed in this unique 'shop window' of a traditional tile works. Visitors will be be able to enjoy 50+ small scale exhibits viewed ‘remotely’ from Swan Street. Please note: access inside the building is only available as part of the two ‘factory tours’ offered (11am both Saturday mornings during HODs. See: Secret Museum | Open Doors).

Booking: not required

Website: ceramiccitystories.info

 Special Event for HODsNot Usually Open to the Public

 

Shirley's 1857 Potters' Mill in Steam

Shirley's Bone & Flint MillEtruria Industrial Museum
Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4RB


Saturday 10th September

Sunday 11th September

11:00 to 16:30

See a mill which produced ground bone, flint and other materials for the pottery industry from 1857 in steam and operating on both days. It is driven by an 1820s beam engine with steam raised in a locally built 1903 boiler. Also on Saturday a display of working vintage stationary engines and on Sunday a classic vehicle rally. Blacksmith demonstrations in the canal forge. Free parking off Etruria Vale Road. Access to the mill limited for those with mobility difficulties.

Booking: not required

Website: etruriamusuem.org.uk

Entry Fee WaivedSpecial Event for HODsToilets on siteBaby change facilitiesOnsite parkingDisabled parkingAssistance dogs welcomeAccessible toiletsPartial Wheelchair AccessPram Pushchair FriendlyRefreshmentsAstounding InventionsBottle Oven Theme

  

Spitfire - Afternoon Tours

Spitfire Gallery
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW

Saturday 17th September

Tours at 1400 and 1500

Max 15 per tour

Why does the City of Stoke-on-Trent have a Spitfire? What type of Spitfire is it? What did the restoration project involve? Discover the answers to these questions and more during our FREE tour of the Spitfire Gallery for Heritage Open Days 2022.

Join Curator, Joseph Perry, for a tour of the Spitfire Gallery at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Numbers are limited and booking is heavily advised. Tours include information regarding the innovation and invention behind the Spitfire's success.

Booking: Pre-book tours (strongly advised): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spitfire-tours-tickets-395077947777

Special Event for HODsToilets on siteBaby change facilitiesFull Wheelchair AccessPram Pushchair FriendlyAstounding Inventions

 

Stoke Minster

Stoke Minster

Stoke Minster
Glebe Street
Stoke on Trent
ST4 1LP

 

Saturday 10th September

10:00 to 14:00

Stoke Minster is a treasure trove of interesting things to see including Minton and pre Minton tiles in the sanctuary, and various plaques featuring the leading potters of the city such as Wedgwood and Spode who's graves can be located in the churchyard. The memorial tiles around the walls provide information on much of the social history of the time. Stained glass windows on the north and south sides are worth a look - particularly the WW1 window in the south gallery which was restored to commemorate the 100th anniversary with the aid of Heritage Lottery funding. If you can climb the spiral staircase to the belfry (only 32 steps) you will be able to see demonstrations of ringing in the traditional style and may be allowed have a go (safety measures in place).

Booking: not required

Website: stokeminster.org

Special Event for HODsToilets on siteBaby change facilitiesAssistance dogs welcomeAccessible toiletsPartial Wheelchair AccessPram Pushchair FriendlyRefreshmentsBell Ringing Demonstrations

 

Trentham Through Time

Trentham Mausoleum
Trentham Mausoleum, Stone Road
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JG

 

Saturday 17th September

10:00 to 16:00

Trentham Mausoleum, Stoke on Trent’s only Grade One listed building, is the venue for an exhibition of paintings and beautiful Arts and Crafts silver and silver plate. Learn more about Millicent Sutherland Leveson Gower, the last Duchess and her family, who lived at Trentham Hall and enjoy discovering about the history of the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild, one of the many enterprises that Millicent set up to help the poor of the six towns. A rare opportunity to visit the resting ground of some of the members of one of the wealthiest families in the country at the time, Trentham Mausoleum gives a fascinating insight into the history of the family whose members helped shape the history of the Six Towns. The pebble drive around the Mausoleum is unsuitable for prams and wheelchairs.

Booking: not required

Special Event for HODsNot Usually Open to the PublicAssistance dogs welcome



Events hosted by our friends just outside Stoke-on-Trent:

Medical Mysteries & Scientific Wonders

Medical MysteriesBrampton Museum, Brampton Park
Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 0QP


Saturday 17th September

Tours at 11:00, 13:30 & 15:00

We're opening our cabinet of curiosities to get up close and personal with Medical Mysteries & Scientific Wonders that are normally kept locked away. Spend an hour with our Collections Officer Clare to learn intriguing stories from our past and be able to pick up and touch medical marvels from year's gone by.

Booking: Pre-book online: ticketsource.co.uk/brampton-museum/heritage-open-days-medical-mysteries-scientific-wonders/e-rxplyb

Website: newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/museum

Special Event for HODsToilets on siteBaby change facilitiesOnsite parkingDisabled parkingAssistance dogs welcomeAccessible toiletsFull Wheelchair AccessPram Pushchair FriendlyRefreshmentsChildren's ActivitiesAstounding Inventions

 

St Margaret's, Draycot: Ancient Tombs and Dragons

Draycott TombSt. Margarets Church, Church Lane, Draycott
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9AG

Saturday 17th September

10:00 - 16:00

Tours at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

This is a rare opportunity to see a church that is usually closed. On the day, there will be tours and paper-quizzes (for both children and adults) available, as well as refreshments. Set on a hillock above the village, the church dates back to the 13th century. You'll see the ancient chapel, with Draycott family tombs going back to the Crusades, one-thousand year old yew trees in the churchyard - and discover dragons!

Booking: not required

Website: draycottinmoors.wordpress.com/history/

Special Event for HODsToilets on siteOnsite parkingDisabled parkingAccessible toiletsFull Wheelchair AccessPram Pushchair FriendlyRefreshmentsChildren's ActivitiesAstounding Inventions

 

Unitarian Meeting House

Speakers CornerUnitarian Meeting House, Lower Street
Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2RN


Saturday 17th September

10:30 - 15:30

A chance to view the oldest non-conformist Meeting House in North Staffordshire. The building has an interesting history, the original building on the site believed to date from around 1650. This was burned down by a drunken/rioting mob in 1715, having been incited to do so by a town councillor. It was rebuilt only 2 years later with Government grant.
In 2017 we celebrated our 300th anniversary with a series of events & the creation of 3 embroidered wall-hangings which show our history in pictorial form. The building is still used today by a Unitarian faith community, & also provides a home for other local groups.

Booking: not required

Website: newcastlestaffsunitarians@gmail.com

Not Usually Open to the PublicToilets on siteAssistance dogs welcomePram Pushchair FriendlyRefreshments 

 
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