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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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What a wonderful place

We visited today and found this place to be absolutely fascinating. As well as explaining how... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CarolineandTed
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Amazing place for all the family

We came to the museum for a day visit as we are spending one week in the Peak District. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rina104
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Reading, 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 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is stroke of luck that this site was saved from the dismantling of our Industrial Heritage. Located in one of the Five towns which make up Stoke on Trent, it has an onsite car park for visitors. The old bottle kilns remain as a...More

2  Thank Shen84
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're very glad that the site was saved from demolition and we're lucky to have some incredibly talented demonstrators and guides working here. Thank you very much for your review and kind comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Self guided tour around the museum and historic buildings. Interesting history and information for adults.Kids ( 9 & 11) got a bit bored with this, but loved the hands on activities - making a pot on a real potters wheel and flower making. We spent...More

1  Thank Peter D
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation, it's really great for us as staff to hear that you all had a good time at the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to say this was without doubt one of the most interesting visits we have made this year. What we have here is a real jewel of preservation of both method and skills. On one hand it vividly reconstructs the life and dangers of the...More

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

What a lovely review! Thank you very much for your comments, we were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and really appreciate them.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found museum after a few navigational problems. Could certainly do with some more signs but well worth a visit when we finally found it. Very interesting displays and exhibits. Really enjoyed live displays and being able to chat with staff with so much experience. Only...More

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

We're sorry you had trouble getting here but were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you for your kind words about the site and the demonstrations.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something for everyone, events for children in school holidays. Staff helpful and friendly. Super shop lots of different items to buy

Thank Kath150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of something for everyone. Interesting to keep all ages entertained.Wonderful staff who engage with everyone.

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

Thank you very much for your great review, we do get lovely visitors who are a pleasure to chat to and engage with.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a great one for museums and only really went because my wife was doing a one day pottery course nearby However, it is an excellent museum in that not only is it very informative about the history of the pottery industry and the...More

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

Thank you very much for your review - we're very glad the museum was a pleasant surprise and that you and your wife enjoyed the visit. You have the best souvenirs imaginable in the flower and pot your wife made here at Gladstone!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Potteries born lad who has grown up around family members who used to work in the pottery industry back when it was booming. There are opportunities to paint pottery and even make it. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. This attraction is a definite...More

Thank Mattt035
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, we really appreciate your kind words and you're right about the camera!

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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
26 June 2016|
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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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