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Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House

Elegant Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin. Museum displays, interactive features and herb garden.

Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum

Discover how they put the 'bone' in bone china at the last working steam-powered potters mill in Britain. Includes a Bone and Flint Mill and family-friendly interactive exhibition.

Fletchers Garden and Leisure Centre

Fletchers Garden and Leisure Centre

Award Winning Garden Centre, restaurant and farm shop with extensive leisure facilities. Including wildlife centre and steam railway.

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall is a 17th century timber-framed farmhouse, complete with period garden offering visitors a fascinating insight into the life of the 17th century.

Foxfield Steam Railway

Foxfield Steam Railway

The Foxfield Colliery was situated in the Cheadle Coalfield of North Staffordshire. Originally, transport of coal from the colliery was by packhorse and tramway. A production increased thoughts turned to the provision of better transport. Up to that time every scheme to build a railway to Cheadle had failed, the owners of the colliery decided that they had to take matters into their own hands. The Foxfield Railway was built in 1892-1893 to provide a link to the national railway network for the Foxfield Colliery, on the Stoke-Derby main line. The railway itself was built by local labour provided by the North Staffordshire Railway employees at weekends and supervised by the NSR (North Staffordshire Railway) foreman plate layer Noah Stanier. The railway was built with second hand material from the NSR. In order to keep the cost of the railway to a minimum there are almost no earthworks on the railway, the only notable ones being a cutting, dug through rock and a road over Rail Bridge . The total cost to build the railway was £3000. The lack of earthworks have resulted in a railway with huge gradients, running as steep as 1:19 in places and the steepest adhesion worked standard gauge line in Britain. The railway, once built, led a quiet but productive life until the eventual closure of the colliery by the NCB (National Coal Board) in August 1965.

Freeport Outlet Shopping Mall

Freeport Outlet Shopping Mall

Freeport offers high street names with up to 60% off high street prices.

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum

The only complete Victorian pottery factory with original workshops, bottle ovens, tile gallery, Doctor's House and Flushed with Pride - the story of the toilet, gift shop and cafe.

Gladstone Parlour Tea Room

Gladstone Tea Room

Serving morning coffee, delicious hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea. Open to non-museum visitors

Halfpenny Green Vineyard

The Vineyard is open to the public with a craft centre, gift shop, restaurant, tearooms. There is also a Vineyard trail, fishing lake (coarse fishing), wine sales and Guided tours.

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Hardwick Hall

Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands. It was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first created Hardwick in the late 1500s, but it was Robert Symthson who designed this magnificent house. The new Hall was designed deliberately to symbolise Bess' wealth and status and pushed the boundaries of architectural design. In 2014, we mark the 400th anniversary of Robert Smythson with a series of celebrations, including pop up workshops, tours and talks, where you will discover what influenced Smythson's work and the story behind the stone. Explore Smythson's fascination for symmetry and ingenious planning with themed events from 'have a go' stone carving and a parkland sculpture trail, to an outdoor exhibition of new contemporary artworks, presented by Meadow Arts and inspired by The Men who built Hardwick'. Hardwick offers visitors a year round experience, from colourful herbaceous borders and prize winning vegetables that are used in the restaurant to the picturesque circular parkland walks and plenty of family friendly activities.