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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Excellent visit to last coal fired pottery

Really interesting and clear descriptions and some live demos as you walk around this once working... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vivien S
Fascinating exhibition of a bygone trade

The Pottery Museum is an interesting preservation of an industry that has now largely disappeared... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ronald B
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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 4 weeks ago

Really interesting and clear descriptions and some live demos as you walk around this once working factory. Learnt a lot about the pottery industry, mostly how it exploited workers in terrible working conditions. Fascinating demos of throwing, moulding, making and painting ceramic flowers. Lovely staff...More

Thank Vivien S
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about the museum and the staff. We really appreciate it and were very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Gladstone.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pottery Museum is an interesting preservation of an industry that has now largely disappeared. Both the method of manufacture and history of china pottery is well presented. The live demonstrations of design and hand painting were well given by people with great skill and...More

Thank Ronald B
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words about the museum and the café. Our demonstration staff are great and a joy to watch!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Gladstone as a family of mixed ages with 2 ,4 and 15 year old children and everybody had a great afternoon learning about the history of the potteries the children had a go at throwing there own pots and painting there own items...More

Thank cathshepp
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That's great to hear, we're very glad you all had a great afternoon and thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Visited the museum several times with my granddaughter age 7 she loves visiting and seeing the history of the pottery industry and finds the practical activities enjoyable.More

Thank staffgran
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for reviewing the museum. It's great to hear that your granddaughter loves visiting and taking part in our activities, we're busy planning October half term and Christmas at the moment and will have some great events on. If you visit more...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

A pottery museum might sound dull but believe me it is far from it . A great day out for young ( 6 years Plus ) and old alike . With history and information about the pottery industry told in an imaginative and interesting way...More

Thank emvekay49
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we're relieved we're a good day out despite the dull-sounding name! It was great to hear how much you enjoy the museum and thank you for continuing to visit, we really appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited with our children (7 and 9) and their grandparents, planning to spend a couple of hours there as the kids had not been too impressed by the sound of a 'pottery museum'. That was, however, before they arrived. 5 hours later we had...More

Thank Sally1371
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much for the brilliant review, we were so pleased to hear that you and your family had enjoyed the museum so much. Staffordshire oatcakes are a must!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place to see and get a true feel for the pottery industry and the potteries. It shows how it was its progression and they also do hands on experience as well. If your interested in my town and life style this is a great...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your kind comments about the museum.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must see museum. We spent the whole afternoon here and could have stayed longer. It is absolutely fascinating with wonderful displays ,videos and live demonstrations. They have something for everyone and if you want hands on experience it is here.

Thank victoriaal
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review, we're really glad you had an enjoyable afternoon at the museum.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent value for money very interesting a real gem.It's like going back in time seeing how working class people used to live

Thank stevehoddy1969
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your comments and were glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Become transported to another time. Very informative musuem, friendly and, helpful staff. The demonstrations and access to participate in hands on activities is a great experience for children and adults!

Thank NDayala
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments - the hands on activities are great fun for all ages.

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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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metachic
27 June 2016|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
The cost are... £3 to throw a pot on the powered potter's wheel. There is a height restriction on this and very young children can use a hand driven wheel for £1. Making a bone china flower is £2 and to pain a piece of... More
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