Home of Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill: The Only Operational Steam Powered Potters’ Mill in the World

The museum will normally be open on Fridays between 11.00am and 3.30pm. All staff are volunteers so  visitors are advised to check before travelling. Please note that we will not be open on 3rd June 2022 due to preparing for our Canals Festival weekend. The museum is also open for five steaming weekends a year. For admission at other times please book by contacting 07900 267711 OR info@etruriamuseum.org.uk. Bookings accepted subject to volunteer availability. 

It is managed, maintained and operated by Shirley's Bone and Flint Mill Volunteers CIO, a registered charity that owns the mill. 

Step into the history of Stoke-on-Trent at the Etruria Industrial Museum

There are various ways of getting involved with the Etruria Industrial Museum

Take a look around our virtual 3D tour and see the mill for yourself./span>


The planned steamings (Covid restrictions dependent) for 2022 are

See Engine and Mill in Steam


See 1857 mill in operation driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 locally built Cornish boiler