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Address: The Dudson Centre Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD, England
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+44 1782 819337

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Given a great tour

Its a very unusual building like a bottle and is full of gems such as teapots and figurines and you will be given a full tour and good welcome for free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ethan E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a very unusual building like a bottle and is full of gems such as teapots and figurines and you will be given a full tour and good welcome for free.

Thank Ethan E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Whilst it's only a small venue it's free to enter and the staff are always will to answer questions. There's always an activity or something for guests to take part in. The retention of a bottle kiln which your able to go inside is quite unique. Well worth a visit if your in the area.

1 Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is small but fascinating - inside the municipal complex, the curator was a lovely lady who really explained all there was to know and offered to book other tours for us if we wanted, lovely experience

Thank Londonbearboy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A tiny museum that was brought to life by Kim the lady who showed us around with such enthusiasm. Disabled visitors could only access the ground floor but this is where most of the exhibits are.

Thank johnfergliv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such a shame that I didn't feel that welcomed and seeing as it was where my grandad had worked for many years. The lady who talk to us in the kiln we found very interesting and very helpful. I was unable to go to quite a few areas being disabled so missed out on a lot.

Thank Ninakay R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A very good but well hidden place that covers the local history very well, less flashy but more realistic than the visitors centre provided by the pottery companies

Thank Glenn W
durham uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited this museum today. The lady in charge was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing collection of pottery in apt surroundings! A lovely touch was the thoughtful provision of a book containing the exhibits which were on the upper floor, this meant I didn't miss out due to my limited mobility! First class!

1 Thank lollipop1
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A small but lovely museum set in the hovel (outer skin) of a bottle oven. The history of the Dudson company is told in a series of exhibits on two floors, skilfully constructed within an iconic bottle oven and staffed by very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable volunteers.

1 Thank Jeff P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was nice to get a sense of the factory of days gone by. Sweet tea room, too. Most of the different areas are now inhabited by local orgs, but you get to get pretty high up the bottle kiln. Displays were simple but well informative. Off the usual path of factory gift shops and tours.

1 Thank Cathy P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Every Tuesday morning 7.30am for a hearty breakfast. Excellent value at the Dudson Centre Cafe. Come along & join us.

3 Thank Christine P

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