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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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great place for the kids to get there hand dirty making a pot learn how the pottery industry... read more

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selwynj0nes
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Great day out for all ages - interesting and fun!

Been here a couple of times with different groups, so much to see and do and an interesting insight... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Missawalli1
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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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"all ages"
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"live demonstrations"
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"industrial revolution"
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"potters wheel"
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Reviewed yesterday

great place for the kids to get there hand dirty making a pot learn how the pottery industry flourished in the UK

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here a couple of times with different groups, so much to see and do and an interesting insight into a lost industry...then just when you think your visit is at an end, there’s a whole other museum on toilets! -so much fun 💩

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. Staff very warm and knowledgable. The cafe serves nice reasonably priced food. All in all, a really nice day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This my first ever visit to a pottery museum and I enjoyed to see the demonstrations of making clay pots, casting , making flowers and colouring. It will tell 200years history of Pottery industry in England.

Thank Soma S
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and your kind comments about the museum. We were very glad you enjoyed the demonstrations of pottery skills.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific place with lots to see and lots to learn about how pottery was made and what life was like. It will appeal to all ages. Two staff were doing demonstrations and very happy to chat. You can pay a small fee...More

Thank David S
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for the excellent rating and lovely comments. We were delighted to hear that you'd enjoyed Gladstone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£7.75 entrance price, not bad for 2 and a half hours, we just felt that it was too quiet, sunny Saturday afternoon in June and there were barely any staff about. No demonstrations, no staff to engage with about the local history. Wouldn't recommend for...More

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

We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the museum. We do not have costumed actors but do have demonstrations by pottery professionals as part of the self guided tour around the museum, which include casting, throwing, bone china flowermaking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used a local bus from Hanley and it was well worth the effort. The history aspect is very well done Ithe original factory has been well preserved and some of the displays are very surprising and funny.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a hobby potter and was anxious to learn more of pottery history in a England. The self guided tour here is well done, more thorough than I anticipated. I was saddened to learn how difficult and dangerous the work was for adults and...More

Thank CherylBoc
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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 the museum. The pottery industry was a hard industry to work in, with dangerous conditions, very much a hidden story behind such beautiful china which was produced. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed our café...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my partner recently as we wanted something to do in Stoke and stumbled across this place. I was delighted I choose this museum and very glad I found it. I learnt a lot about the history of pottery in England and the...More

Thank Mickey B
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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, we were glad to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your kind words. We're working hard on keeping the memory of the bottle ovens alive and are planning a 'Festival of Bottle Ovens' this...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A great museum for the family, young and old. We visited Stoke for a weekend break and this was our first stop. The entrance price was decent and there was plenty of activities which my son and wife enjoyed. I liked the history in particular...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely photos and for your kind words about the museum. We're really pleased you visited us on your short break to our area and it was great to hear that you and your family enjoyed the museum, activities...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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Sunshine201283
14 February 2017|
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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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