Etruria - Stoke-on-Trent

Etruria - Stoke-on-Trent

Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7AF. Look out for signs to Etruria Industrial Museum.


At Etruria the Explorers team offer guided walks exploring both the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Caldon Canal. Children learn about our engineering heroes James Brindley and Josiah Wedgwood and discover how locks work.

This location can provide a unique opportunity to board a heritage boat and learn how boating families lived and worked on the canals. Discover how materials were transported to and from the potteries by boat. Find out how people look after the canal today and protect the environment for its growing wildlife.

Learning Resources

Use the following resources to support learning on your visit and back in the classroom:

Life on the English Waterways

All About Canals

All About James Brindley

Find out more about pioneering canal engineer James Brindley.


We offer free preliminary visits and our website features downloadable trails/activities suitable for pre-visit planning or follow-up work.

Limited parking and toilets are available on site.

Don't forget a boat trip!

Our volunteers work in partnership with Etruria Boat Group, who provide this exciting opportunity to step aboard a heritage boat. (Boat must be requested on booking).


Visits to Etruria are FREE!