Ceramic City Stories | The Firing Line

The Firing Line, Winkhill Mill, Swan Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7RH
Discover one of the World's only remaining tile works still using traditional techniques & original cast iron dust presses made by Boulton of Burslem c. 1900. Don't miss this unique opportunity to glimpse a Potteries' hidden gem!

Visitors will also get a sneak preview of the 'Secret Museum'' - an exciting new resource & pop-up space deddicated to Stoke-on-Trent.histories & heritage.

Opening Times

Saturday 9 September: 10:30am - 3:30pm (Mini factory tours, informal chat & demonstrations)
Sunday 10 September: 10:30am - 3:30pm (Mini factory tours, informal chat & demonstrations)

Booking Details

No booking required


Access is limited in places (steps). However, we can accommodate everyone. Please contact us to discuss any specific requirements: hello@ceramiccitystories.org There is limited parking in Swan Street (free).

Additional information

Max 20 people per tour/session. *All visitors will be met at the entrance door & informally 'guided' throughout your visit. You will be required to 'sign in & out' (which will also include your formal agreement to enter this work place 'at your own risk'. Mini factory tours, informal chat & demonstrations will take place approximately every 30-40minutes depending on visitor numbers. You are welcome to join & leave 'mid tour' but will still need to be informally 'guided' (and required to sign in & out).


Swan Street is easily accessed off Hartshill Road & Old Shelton Road: 5 minutes walk from Minton Hollins Tile Works, 10 minutes walk from Spode Works (centre of Stoke), 15 minutes walk from Stoke Station.



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Ceramic City Stories CIC

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