The Spode Museum

Venue details
The Spode Museum
Elenora St
01782 411421
  • Visiting information
  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30am-4pm
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As one of the most important factories from the Industrial Revolution, The Spode Museum tells the story of Spode and its importance to Stoke over the 230 years of its operation, with displays of its history, working conditions and people and of its products from the 1770s up to the time it closed in 2008, when Spode was still producing world class hand-painted ceramic wares (some badged as Royal Worcester). Activities at the Centre include demonstrations by highly skilled former Spode employees of china painting and printing on antique machinery from original copperplates.

The Shop offers a range of Antique, Vintage and modern Spode and Copeland ceramics together with high-quality art prints reproduced from the Copper plates in the Spode Museum Trust archives, ceramic related reference books, giftware and much more.

Does the venue have toilets?

There are toilets within the Museum including ones those with wheelchair access.

What's the venue's accessibility?

There is ramped access to the doors of the centre and between the two main display areas within the centre. The gallery is accessible if you use a wheelchair or are bringing a buggy. There are chairs in different places in the exhibition areas if you would like to sit down. There are some tactile items on display. Please ask our volunteers if they can be of any assistance to you. Unfortunately, the Blue Room is located on the first floor of the heritage building and until 2022 there is no disabled access.

Does the venue have parking?

Parking is in the Pay and Display car park on Elenora Street opposite the red factory gates. The first hour is free to park, but you will need to buy a ticket if you wish to stay longer. Parking is free on Sundays.

How do I get to there?

By Car: follow signs for Stoke & Spode from the A500. There is a pay and display car park opposite the red factory gates on Elenora Street. The first hour of parking is free of charge. Parking on Sunday is free all day.

Blue Badge holders can turn in to the red gates and please turn right. You will be able to drive down to the visitor centre and park right outside it on the factory site.

Post code for Sat Nav users: ST4 1QD

By Coach: as for car, drop-off point opposite the Elenora Street gate to the factory. There is more information on coach parking on the ‘Bring a Group’ page

By Train: The station is only about a 5 minute walk from the original Spode site. Turn right out of the station, turn right on Glebe Street. Follow the road beneath the railway bridge and over the A500 road bridge. Once over the A500, turn right onto Copeland Street and then left onto Elenora Street.

By Bus: Bus numbers 23 and 23a stop at the Elenora Street opposite the entrance gate