Historic places to visit in Staffordshire

Middleport Pottery

Port Street Middleport, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST6 3PE, United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent ST6 3PE


Middleport Pottery, home to Burleigh ware is the last working Victorian Pottery in the UK. It was acquired by The Prince's Regeneration Trust in June 2011 and is now a wonderful visitor attraction.

Mill Meece Pumping Station Preservation Trust

Mill Meece Pumping Station, Cotes Heath
Near Eccleshall ST21 6QU


Mill Meece steam engines once pumped clean drinking water to the people of Stoke-on-Trent until they were retired from service in 1979. They are now steamed regularly for the public to enjoy. The two steam engines have been preserved in situ and are the only pair of their type still capable of being steamed.

Museum of Cannock Chase

Valley Road, Hednesford
Cannock WS12 1TD


The museum has five formal display galleries. The Local History Gallery - Tracing the Chase; The Miner's Cottage - depicting life at the turn of the 20th century; Toys and Games Past and Present - Relive your childhood memories; Seven Centuries of Coal - find out about Cannock's industrial heritage; The 1940s Room - domestic life during the Second World War.