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 is a Grade II* listed building which includes a working steam engine called "Princess".[1][2] The museum buildings were originally a bone and flint mill built in 1857 to grind materials for the pottery industry. Inside visitors can see displays on the history of the site and original machinery. After a period of restoration, started in 1978, the museum was opened by Fred Dibnah in 1991.[3]

On the first weekend of each month the museum's 1903 coal-fired boiler provides steam to operate Princess which then turns the grinding machinery.[citation needed]

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

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