Etruria Industrial Museum

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The Etruria Industrial Museum is located in Etruria, Staffordshire in England. Located along the Caldon Canal, the museum occupies a Grade II* listed building, formerly the Etruscan bone and flint mill. It is operated by volunteers, although it is part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Museum Service.[1]

The bone and flint mill was built in 1857 to grind materials for the pottery industry.[2] The site was given a heritage listing in the 1970s (initially as an ancient monument).[3] After a period of restoration, started in 1978, the museum was opened by Fred Dibnah in 1991.[4] Inside visitors can see displays on the history of the site and original machinery, including a working steam engine called "Princess". The museum website advertises days when the 1903 coal-fired boiler provides steam to operate Princess which then turns the grinding machinery.[1]

The Etruria Canals Festival takes place annually at Etruria Industrial Museum on the first weekend in June.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Etruria Industrial Museum". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Shirley's Flint and Bone Mill". Listed Buildings in Stoke-on-Trent and area. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scheduled monuments in Stoke-on-Trent". Retrieved 1 December 2014.  The site appears to be one of the small number of buildings that, for historical reasons, are both scheduled and listed.
  4. ^ http://www.friendsofetruriamuseum.org.uk/jesse_shirley_mill.html

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