Monday to Thursday
Explore the manufacturing process in the heart of the Potteries, at Barlaston, the home of Wedgwood. On the Wedgwood Factory Tour, see up close the craftsmanship, artisan skills and techniques honed over 260 years.
The award winning tour offers an indepth view of all aspects of bone china and iconic Jasperware production including casting, firing, glazing, figure making, decorating and hand painting, ornamentation and gilding.
Free Factory Tour entry for under 12s, when accompanied by an adult.
Please Note: The Wedgwood Factory Tour is undergoing transformation work during early 2020. Tours will still be taking place but there may be some disruption to the tour route and some parts may not be accessible. Where this occurs, the tour will be adapted to ensure that no information is omitted and, where necessary, a substitute process will be shown. The enjoyment of our visitors is a top priority and we aim to continue delivering our award-winning standard throughout this period.
All tours are fully guided and conducted by our expert Tour Guides - they take approximately 45 minutes and are available Monday to Friday, subject to availability. Guided tours can be booked in advance by calling 01782 282986 or emailing [email protected]
To ensure an optimum experience for our visitors, we no longer operate self-guided tours.
Coronavirus Update 19 March 2020
Wedgwood Factory Tours have been suspended until further notice. We are reviewing this on a regular basis and will re-instate tours as soon as possible.
When to visit
Factory Tours are available Monday to Friday.
The Factory Tour is closed to visitors at weekends and during the factory shutdown periods. These are featured on our Opening Times page.