Explore the manufacturing process in the heart of the Potteries, at Barlaston, the home of Wedgwood. See the craftsmanship, artisan skills and techniques honed over 260 years up close on the Wedgwood Factory Tour.
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.
We offer self-guided and guided Factory Tours Monday to Friday; the Discovery Ticket allows unlimited entry to the Factory Tour on the day of your visit.
Free Factory Tour entry for under 12's, when accompanied by an adult.
Guided tours take approximately 45 minutes and are available Monday to Friday, subject to availability. You can book your place at Reception on arrival.
Guided tour times: 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm*
*2.30pm tour is available Monday - Thursday. Tour times may be subject to change, please check at reception when you arrive.
Sorry it's not curently possible to book a place on a tour in advance.
When to visit
The latest admission to the factory is 3pm and we would recommend arriving no later than 2pm.
The Factory Tour is closed to visitors at weekends and during the factory shutdown periods:
Easter Shut Down | Friday 19 – Monday 22 April 2019
Summer Shut Down | Monday 26 – Friday 30 August 2019
Christmas Shut Down | Monday 23 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020