Stoke-on-Trent has been on my list of places to visit. Stoke-on-Trent is the pottery town. There are factories to tour, museums, and shops. It is about 1.5 hours away. I was going to go at Christmas time but then we got snow and there was no way I was driving through the hills to get there. My mom's visit seemed like the perfect time to visit. So it was a girls day out.
We started our day at Wedgwood. Wedgwood recently opened a new museum and store. Normally you need to pay to tour the museum but since we went on Heritage Open Days we got in free.
We toured the museum and saw various pieces. This is a typical piece that you think of when you think of Wedgwood.
It was interesting to see some of the samples and how they made them to see what it would look like. There really is some science involved in this process.
Here are some plates hanging on the wall, various Wedgwood plates.
She had fun running and playing in the children's play area.
Wedgwood does offer factory tours but it would have been a two hour wait until the next tour and we had other places that we wanted to go to while we were there. We went to some shops. I found a butter box (my Lurpak fits in there perfectly), salt & pepper shakers, a turkey plate and a sugar and creamer with a few other dishes.
There are numerous shops, museums, and factories that can be toured. I did discover that most of the factory tours require that you book in advance.