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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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An unexpected gem

We visited this place on a damp Saturday, really not expecting much. My two daughters (9 and 6... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JCSide
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Lovely museum for walking around. Looking at the local history. The tile gallery. The hands on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie M
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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...more
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26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a damp Saturday, really not expecting much. My two daughters (9 and 6) were not looking forward to it. We were in for a treat though, and all enjoyed our visit immensely. Free parking next door, and you enter through...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great review and rating and your kind words about the museum and members of staff. We were really pleased to hear that we brightened up a damp Saturday - thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum for walking around. Looking at the local history. The tile gallery. The hands on painting is a must for families to participate in. You can throw a pot. Make a flower. Decorate it. It’s a lovely day out both for local people and...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words about the museum, the hands-on parts of the museum are very popular and a fun way to make a special souvenir of a visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Gladstone a few times now and always enjoyed it. I've visited with friends and used to take my nephew in the school holidays, it's such an interesting museum and they have a good range of activities to try out, well worth...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great rating and review, we're really pleased you found the museum interesting and enjoy our activities. If you visit often you may want to have a look at our Annual Pass which is cheaper than the cost of visiting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took family members from Kent to see the weeping poppy display. this was a very memorable experience with all of us having a very good time seeing and learning about how the potteries worked. We watched many demonstrations the staff being very helpful and taking...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the poppy display at our friends over at Middleport Pottery and hope your family members enjoyed their visit to Stoke-on-Trent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being local I wasn't sure what to expect at Gladstone. We were able to see inside a genuine kiln, how toilets progressed through the years and of course pottery. The highlight was the recreation of a steet from times of old with authentic sounds &...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, it was great to hear that you enjoyed the museum and the smell in the slum is quite something!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brillliant museum. Easy to walk around. Memories for those who worked in the Potteries. Having a go at the Potters wheel was such fun. My grandaughter really enjoyed making a bowl and so did we.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we were pleased to hear that you and your grandaughter enjoyed the museum and the activities.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful experience this is. Who knew it would be so interesting and so much fun? Even if you're not remotely interested in pottery, you will find it riveting. Children will love all the interactivity (and the amazing 'history of the toilet'). There's something...More

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

What a lovely review! Thank you very much for your kind words, we were thrilled that you enjoyed the museum and very much appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a friends daughter for her visit. She had never been. She had seen it on a ghost hunting tv programme. She wanted to find a ghost. Sadly none were found. Good prices and things to. Shows the history of the potteries

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

Thank you for your review and we were glad you enjoyed the museum - sorry there were no ghosts to be found!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The landscape of Stoke-on-Trent was once dominated by hundreds of the iconic bottle kilns that made Stoke the pottery capital of the world. Nowadays the majority of these have been demolished, but a handful remain, albeit in a non-operational state - 21st century Health &...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for the excellent rating. We were very glad to hear you'd enjoyed visiting.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time at Gladstone, I am local but had not been since a small child myself and I took my 4 year old for the heritage open day, well I'm so glad I decided to go as we both had big smiles...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for your kind words about the museum and the staff. We try to make sure we have something to interest visitors of all ages so it was lovely for us to read your...More

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rgibbard9
6 July 2018|
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Response from Duncan007 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is very much a pottery frozen in time. So, some of it is on ground floor level whilst other aspects are on an upper level. I have two children, and were we visiting when they were the age of yours, we would... More
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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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