A typical factory of the time, Gladstone Pottery is the only complete Victorian pottery factory thankfully saved from being demolished in the 1970’s that has produced some of the world’s finest bone china.
Pottery has played a major role for centuries within North Staffordshire as it became the centre for ceramic production and today has developed various globally renowned pottery brands.
Built in 1875 by principle designer, Edwin Clark this Victorian engineering masterpiece provided an essential 50-foot vertical link between two navigable waterways, the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
The centre tells the stories past and present while celebrating those involved in revolutionising industries, with hands on exhibits and extensive library collections relating to the chemical industry, which include documents, photographs and the entire research archive of the ICI General Chemical Division.
The UNESCO protected V&A museum collection is one of the most important cultural collections in the world. World of Wedgwood is home to over 80,000 artifacts (3,000 objects on display) including a treasured archive with insights into industrial and social history, fashion and politics from the mid 18th century onwards.
Science and Industry Museum Housed on the site of the first inter-city passenger railway (Liverpool to Manchester) the museum takes you on a journey from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to today’s discoveries in science and technology.
For over 70 years, Jodrell Bank Observatory has been at the forefront of that quest for understanding, and at the heart of ground-breaking discoveries and world-leading research.
Chester Zoo is a world-leading zoo and visitor attraction. From the islands of south east Asia to the forests of Madagascar, the zoo showcases its science and conservation work across the zoo, where you can meet over 20,000 animals, in habitats reaching across 125 acres of award-winning gardens.