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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Gladstone working pottery museum

Went with 2 of my grandchildren 8 and 10 years of age. There are loads of activities to keep them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lynda O
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Pottery history

If you want to find out more about the history of pottery in stoke on trent its well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with 2 of my grandchildren 8 and 10 years of age. There are loads of activities to keep them busy including making items on a potters wheel ,painting pottery and competitions inc.finding items on a trail.The staff demonstrated their skills and were very informative...More

Thank lynda O
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to find out more about the history of pottery in stoke on trent its well worth a visit to Gladstone.

Thank chrismb
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good place to take your family and children, it's a good educational visit and you get to do a lot of fun things, like pottery making and painting. Also, you get to see how the doctors used to work. You also are...More

Thank curtenti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We realy enjoyed our visit here, most enlightening and informative of days gone by taking us back in time when the industry was at it's peak

Thank George M
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gladstone Pottery Museum is within the carefully preserved site of a former china factory - one of a very few remaining in Stoke. It's a fascinating piece of history, and the staff are excellent, friendly and truly well-informed. Some of them actually worked since...More

Thank justhe4ofus
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review of the museum and your kind words about the staff. Our demonstrators are very skilled and speaking to them about the industry is often a highlight of a trip to Gladstone.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Original buildings, including several bottle ovens, in their original location tell the story of the potteries in an interesting and interactive way.

Thank Hornsaj
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we were glad that you found the museum interesting and interactive.

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Just like stepping back in time. I am so delighted to have visited this place; it's been on my list for ages. To walk inside a bottle kiln was a true delight! Keep up the good work preserving our heritage!

1  Thank historynut2017
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we were very glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting. The bottle ovens are magnificent spaces and it's lovely to see them from the inside.

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Often take my non-Stokey friends for an oatcake. They do lovely (big portions) of take away cake too. Car park can get very busy. Lovely to see the Potteries heritage shown off with pride. Great addition to the City.

1  Thank Alison T
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for the review, oatcakes are a popular choice and our café and shop welcome non-museum visitors

Reviewed 24 November 2017

We visited this museum with out 7 year old son as a family day out. Although we have no particular interest in pottery we found the museum to be very engaging. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic, the exhibits are well presented and there are...More

1  Thank Sn0wman
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you very much for reviewing the museum, we were really pleased to hear that you'd enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Super seeing how the pottery industry used to be in Stoke on Trent. Educational for my daughter to understand the city and how people used to make their living... took my dad down memory lane!

2  Thank Sarah B
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review and rating of the museum, we were really pleased to hear that you, your daughter and your Dad enjoyed you trip to Gladstone.

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ginaandjoy
19 January 2018|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
Hello, the museum is a short walk from Longton train station and there is a bus stop right outside - the 6A from Blythe Bridge to Hanley stops there and the buses run every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday. The museum is open... More
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annwhitehouse1910
23 March 2017|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We are open Tuesdays - Saturdays and Bank Holidays so will be open on Saturday 1st but not on the Sunday. There's no need to book. We're open 10am - 5pm and advise visitors to... More
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Sunshine201283
15 February 2017|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
Hi, the museum has have-a-go activities on every day that we are open (Tuesdays - Saturdays) and these include painting pottery, making bone china flowers and throwing pots. We have an electric powered throwing wheel but... More
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