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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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A must do if you visit stoke on trent....very informative, very interesting, the place is well laid... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carmen D
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
Fabulous, fun and informative

Just back from a fabulous afternoon out at the museum. We weren't sure what to expect, but are all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lydia B
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Coventry, 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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Reviewed yesterday

A must do if you visit stoke on trent....very informative, very interesting, the place is well laid out and staff are friendly and helpful...good cafe too

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just back from a fabulous afternoon out at the museum. We weren't sure what to expect, but are all really glad we went. All the staff are very passionate about pottery and also Stoke on Trent, which is really lovely. As you walk round the...More

Thank Lydia B
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review - it was great to hear that you'd enjoyed the museum, the activities and the café. I've passed your kind comments on to Bavlina and Carol.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is easy to find if you follow the Brown Visitor Attraction Signs when you get close to your destination. Your Satnav tends to get a bit confused! Entry is £6 for concessions and £7.50p per adult. It has wheelchair access and also a...More

Thank PWH2013
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting Gladstone and thank you for your kind comments about the staff you met.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this museum. The old bottle ovens are so striking when we arrived as they loom over you! We got a great welcome in the shop and subsequently in the cafe, which was up the world's sqeakiest staircase! We had about an hour and...More

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

There's no chance of going up our main staircase quietly! Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again at the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was actually on a way back to London, but I've been going past the Potteries sign for so long, we decided to get off the M6 and pay a visit. The museum is great. The balance of education about pottery itself, history of the...More

Thank Agnes D
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're very glad to did come to the Potteries and pay us a visit! Thanks for your review, we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took some friends to visit Gladstone and was delighted with the experience, £22 for a family ticket from the well stocked, clean and bright shop. Firstly there is an introductory film and then you follow the numbers around the site, the only complete bottle...More

Thank Michael H
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate you kind comments about the museum, staff and the shop and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting & informative insight into the history of pottery making. Fantastic opportunity to visit an original factory with everything so well preserved. The added bonus is being able to get hands on & throw pots on a wheel, as well as decorate pre-made items...More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was great to hear that you and your sons enjoyed your visit and I will pass your kind words on to Carol. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember watching What's my line as a child , one lime (job) was a Saggar Bottom Knocker, having visited this wonderful museum I now know what the occupation was. My first visit to the former "Black Country" in 50 years, what a great experience...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments. We were very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit (and the soup!).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and found this place to be absolutely fascinating. As well as explaining how pottery is made it tells the story of the place and what it was like to work here. You can walk around all the old kilns and workshops and...More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our museum - we're so glad you had a wonderful day and really appreciate your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the museum for a day visit as we are spending one week in the Peak District. Our expectations where exceeded with so much to see, learn and do. Our 3 children aged 5, 5 and 11 did not get bored and had...More

Thank Rina104
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review and rating of the museum, we were very pleased to hear that you had all enjoyed it. The mix of information, demonstrations and the chance to try things out are a great way to keep a visit...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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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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