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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 day out!

I visited here for the first time this week with my 7 year old. Prices were very reasonable... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Superstar3
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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A good day out

First class day out with plenty to see and do eg, making your own piece of pottery and ornimental... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
mikesterSmallthorne
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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 24 February 2017 via mobile

I visited here for the first time this week with my 7 year old. Prices were very reasonable (compared to some places) and it was really easy to find! So much to see and so much history that we weren't even aware of. Lots of...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

We were really pleased to hear about your trip to Gladstone and very glad that you enjoyed the museum and the have-a-go activities. We never get bored of going inside the kilns, they are fab inside! Thank you very much for reviewing us.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

First class day out with plenty to see and do eg, making your own piece of pottery and ornimental flower to take home. Loads of different displays and activities. My Grandchildren (and myself ) thoroughly the whole experience

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you very much for you review and rating - being described as 'first class' is lovely! We're very glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Love our visit here, very informative and interesting. Demonstrations of the making of various kinds of pottery, decorating and you can even have a go at throwing a pot! We spent 3 hours there and the time flew by. Plenty of parking. There is also...More

Thank hattrickUK
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you very much for the lovely review and we were delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Gladstone. Your photos are great!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Most interesting museum with varied sections depicting different aspects of the pottery making. An added interest was the display of toilets.

Thank derek T
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

We were very glad to hear that you found the museum interesting - thank you very much for your review and rating.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went to Gladstone Pottery a while ago,found it very interesting,plenty to see and if you go on a 'special day' where folk dress up it makes it more fun.

Thank Gaynor M
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for you review and rating of the museum, it's great to hear that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The day was loved by my Year 3 and 4 class! They learnt about their local history in both a fun and interactive way! The workshop leaders were very knowledgeable and spoke to the children at their level! We are returning back this March as...More

Thank adamcopnall
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

That's brilliant! Thank you very much for your review and we're thrilled to hear that the children enjoyed their trip. We look forward to seeing you again next month.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Real insight into the social history of Stoke on Trent and the pottery industry. Lots of hands on opportunities and demonstrations. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank mill011
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for reviewing the museum, we were very glad that you enjoyed visiting Gladstone.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great time spent exploring the Gladstone Pottery Museum. Visited with a friend. Lots of cobbles to walk over and steps so not ideal for people with mobility problems. Unfortunately the flower maker was not available the day we visited, however we were given two demonstrations...More

Thank Linandkids
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words, it was great to hear that you enjoyed the museum, demonstrations and café. We hope your pot is drying out nicely! The cobbles can be difficult for visitors with mobility problems so we do have a wheelchair and mobility...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

A great place to learn about working in the pottery industry and experience what it must have been like. I can add little that other reviewers have already mentioned except that it is not 100% wheelchair friendly. The parking is good for wheelchairs but there...More

Thank plottypus
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for your review and we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum. As Gladstone is a Grade II* listed building we have to balance being as accessible as possible with preserving the site. We do try our best to make...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great visit at a quiet time so had lots of demonstrations to ourselves. Fascinating to see the conditions of the workers

Thank Miles P
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We're very glad you enjoyed it - thank you for visiting!

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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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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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