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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Address: 26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 237777
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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 Place for a day out!

This was a great experience, you get an amazing insight into the history of stoke. There is also lots to do for all ages. We spent 3 hours here and it still wasnt long enough! Had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great experience, you get an amazing insight into the history of stoke. There is also lots to do for all ages. We spent 3 hours here and it still wasnt long enough! Had to rush around the last few things

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

We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum, there is a lot to see here! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rainy day in Stoke-on-Trent so decided to take the grandkids to Gladstone pottery museum. Very interesting and to my surprise they seemed to really enjoy themselves

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

Thank you for your review and rating - we were really pleased to hear that your grandkids enjoyed themselves! More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst a little tricky to find first time we visited, no trouble this time. Excellent and secure carpark, leads to a well signposted self-tour through the history (and practice) of pottery. Lovely staff at reception, and incredibly skilled staff doing practical demonstrations, who made highly skilled manufacturing look easy (it isn't, but they were really good!). Fascinating from start to... More 

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

We're really pleased you found us ok this time and that you enjoyed the museum. Thank you very much for your kind words - you're right the demonstration staff made something very difficult look very easy! We hope you do come back again. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here earlier this year with my little girls school I we loved it a fantastic place to see the history of the pottery industry lots to do and see the children learned about Clarice cliff and got to paint a plate in her style the children loved it and also u can paint ur own China flowers the... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review! The school children that visit make some amazing things in the workshops and it's always lovely to see visitors of all ages enjoying the museum. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See how pottery was made in one of Stoke-on-Trent's oldest pottery factories, we had a wonder round the gift shop, which is at the end, and i bought a little pencil, and maybe a rubber, i am not sure. The gift shop is a little pricey, but otherwise, this is an amazing place.

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

Thank you very much for your review, we were really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well designed, full of interesting wonders of the pottery world, and a wealth of information for children of all ages. It is not so expensive compared to other museums and well worth a visit, both educational and a pleasure.

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

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

An excellent three hour visit to the Gladstone Pottery Museum. Lots to see, well displayed with good stand alone collections - eg toilet ware and tiles! Volunteers were on hand to explain and demonstrate some of the old skills but the main attraction for me was the creative use of the original factory buildings including some of the amazing brick... More 

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

Thank you very much for reviewing us and for your kind words about the museum. Gladstone China was never a household name but it is important now as it's the only early Victorian pottery which is complete with factory workshops and the bottle ovens - which are pretty impressive structures. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this pottery museum and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We made a vase and flower each, we are a family of four our 9 and 13 year old were not keen to start with but really enjoyed themselves especially making the vases out of bone china clay. We didn't realise that this museum is funded by EU funding it... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review and rating, we were thrilled to hear that you'd enjoyed the museum and the have a go activities. Like many heritage attractions we have benefitted in the past from EU grants but we are run by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We do rely on visitors to preserve the site for future generations and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for something to do well this is a must you can learn the history behind pottery making . And you can also throw a pot/ vase of your own . Great experience.

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

Thank you for your great review - really pleased to hear that you had a great experience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were advised this pottery museum was worth visiting and we were so happy we did. Great to do before the Wedgwood Museum as it complemented that visit.

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

We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you very much for posting your review. Visiting us and Wedgwood gives you a really good idea about pottery and our local area - the best of both worlds! More 

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