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Cultural Centre, free entry

Enson Works Exhibition

Enson Works Exhibition

The exterior to the Enson Works Exhibition.

Address

CoRE,
Normacot Road,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST3 1PR

Details

The only place in Britain where you can publically view a bottle kiln from above, the Enson Works Exhibition acts as a time-capsule to share local people's memories from Longton.

The exhibition includes:

An animated history of the Enson works.
An interactive memory map of Longton
An exhibition and film about Longton’s historic beerhouses
Kiln crown viewing platform
And much more…

Throughout 2013 local people have been sharing their memories of living, working and loving Longton in the Listening to Longton memory project. This small exhibition is completely automated and unmanned, meaning that no funding is required to keep it open. Once you open the doors, the lights automatically turn on, and when you leave, the door locks behind you. All the exhibition material is shown on digital screens, powered by the solar panels on the roof, meaning that it can be expanded and updated with a few clicks on a computer, and you can still add your memory from home.

To gain access to the exhibition, pick up an access code from CoRE reception, Longton Library or Gladstone Pottery Museum, enter it into the key pad on Short Street and push open the door. The exhibition is open every weekday 9am-5pm except bank holidays, Christmas fortnight and when there is an ice hazard due to the temperature dropping below 0*C.

Accepts groups

Please use refreshments and toilets available at nearby Gladstone Pottery Museum. Not all areas of this historic building are wheelchair accessible, but information in less accessible places is repeated on the kiosk by the door. Access is via short street which is cobbled so sensible shoes required.

Opening details

Does not open when temperature drops below freezing and creates an ice hazard.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 914430  Lat: 52.98449 Long: -2.12931

Closest free parking at Gladstone Pottery Museum. Follow the signs up Normacot Road to Short Street.

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please use refreshments and toilets available at nearby Gladstone Pottery Museum. Not all areas of this historic building are wheelchair accessible, but information in less accessible places is repeated on the kiosk by the door. Access is via short street which is cobbled so sensible shoes required.