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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Address: 26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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+44 1782 237777
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when...

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Traditional skills, original workshops, and the cobbled yard and huge bottle ovens transport visitors back in time. Visit the gift shop and tea room and have a go at throwing a pot, making a bone china flower or decorating pottery. Please allow two to three hours for your visit. The shop and cafe, which serves a selction of drinks and light lunches, are open to non-museum visitors.

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Great day out!

I visited here for the first time this week with my 7 year old. Prices were very reasonable (compared to some places) and it was really easy to find! So much to see and so much... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited here for the first time this week with my 7 year old. Prices were very reasonable (compared to some places) and it was really easy to find! So much to see and so much history that we weren't even aware of. Lots of interactive and hands on fun for children. There is pottery making and you can also... More 

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smallthorne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First class day out with plenty to see and do eg, making your own piece of pottery and ornimental flower to take home. Loads of different displays and activities. My Grandchildren (and myself ) thoroughly the whole experience

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love our visit here, very informative and interesting. Demonstrations of the making of various kinds of pottery, decorating and you can even have a go at throwing a pot! We spent 3 hours there and the time flew by. Plenty of parking. There is also an exhibition of Thomas Crapper the man who developed the flushing toilet! Highly recommended place... More 

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review and we were delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Gladstone. Your photos are great! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting museum with varied sections depicting different aspects of the pottery making. An added interest was the display of toilets.

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Thank derek T
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

We were very glad to hear that you found the museum interesting - thank you very much for your review and rating. More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Gladstone Pottery a while ago,found it very interesting,plenty to see and if you go on a 'special day' where folk dress up it makes it more fun.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and rating of the museum, it's great to hear that you enjoyed it. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day was loved by my Year 3 and 4 class! They learnt about their local history in both a fun and interactive way! The workshop leaders were very knowledgeable and spoke to the children at their level! We are returning back this March as part of our work around the Industrial Revolution!

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Thank adamcopnall
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

That's brilliant! Thank you very much for your review and we're thrilled to hear that the children enjoyed their trip. We look forward to seeing you again next month. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Real insight into the social history of Stoke on Trent and the pottery industry. Lots of hands on opportunities and demonstrations. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Thank mill011
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the museum, we were very glad that you enjoyed visiting Gladstone. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time spent exploring the Gladstone Pottery Museum. Visited with a friend. Lots of cobbles to walk over and steps so not ideal for people with mobility problems. Unfortunately the flower maker was not available the day we visited, however we were given two demonstrations whilst we were there. We had the chance to throw a pot too. Interactive displays,... More 

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it was great to hear that you enjoyed the museum, demonstrations and café. We hope your pot is drying out nicely! The cobbles can be difficult for visitors with mobility problems so we do have a wheelchair and mobility scooter available for anyone who would find them helpful. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to learn about working in the pottery industry and experience what it must have been like. I can add little that other reviewers have already mentioned except that it is not 100% wheelchair friendly. The parking is good for wheelchairs but there are some cobbled areas which only chair pushers can appreciate the difficulty of. Also there... More 

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum. As Gladstone is a Grade II* listed building we have to balance being as accessible as possible with preserving the site. We do try our best to make visiting using a wheelchair as easy as possible but totally appreciate the problems caused by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit at a quiet time so had lots of demonstrations to ourselves. Fascinating to see the conditions of the workers

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We're very glad you enjoyed it - thank you for visiting! More 

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