Factory Accessibility

Visitors to the Emma Bridgewater Factory are encouraged to enjoy their visit as much as possible with access a priority. With this in mind the site has the following facilities available:

Drop-off Point: There is a small drop off area on Lichfield Street in front of the retail area by the pedestrian ‘Open’ gate.

Toilets: Toilets including a disabled accessible toilet and baby change facilities are available in the decorating studio, across the studio from the café. There are more toilets (including baby change facilities) located in the Gift Shop

Assistance Dogs: We welcome assistance dogs in all retail areas and a bowl of water can be found outside the main café entrance. Assistance Dogs are not permitted on factory tours due to areas of heat and noise and the unpredictable environment.

Factory Tour Access: Access on our factory tours isn’t a problem but with it being a busy working environment we advise visitors to inform us of any access requirements by emailing bookings@emmabridgewater.co.uk Please book a wheelchair slot by ticking the box on the booking page. Tours must be booked in advance. Tours take around 60 minutes, although there are no stairs it does involve two ramps and the area around the kilns can sometimes be hot. Tours are suitable for children over 5yrs and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pushchairs on the Factory.

Courtyard (Retail) Access: You can access all of our site (Café, Shops and Decorating Studio) via the Main Entrance from the Car Park where there is also Disabled Parking. There is a Drop Off Point on Pelham Street outside the Main Entrance. There is a lift to our Gift Shop where you can also access the Decorating Studio. All areas are wheelchair accessible. The Decorating Studio is the assembly point for Factory Tours. Access to the garden is through the Gift Shop is via a ramp.

Hearing and Visually Impaired Visitors: No additional facilities are currently available.

Food and Drink: Hot and cold food and drinks are served in the Café. Drinks only are available in the Decorating Studio area.

General Information: If you require further information please contact the Retail Team by calling 01782 201328 or emailing groupbookings@emmabridgewater.co.uk