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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Many years ago I read Arnold Bennetts' Anna of the Five Towns and Clayhanger. The content of these... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
1dustyrhodes
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London, United Kingdom
An emotional insight into Potteries history

I came to Gladstone as part of a week I spent in Stoke on Trent (while travelling from Australia... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Steve G
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Armidale, Australia
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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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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Many years ago I read Arnold Bennetts' Anna of the Five Towns and Clayhanger. The content of these books left a lasting impression on me, and for years The Potteries in Stoke on Trent was high on the list of places to visit. The girls...More

1  Thank 1dustyrhodes
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review and lovely comments - I will pass them on to Gary and Carol. Having the museum described in such a wonderful way is just great and we were very glad that you enjoyed visiting. Incidentally, a BBC adaptation...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

I came to Gladstone as part of a week I spent in Stoke on Trent (while travelling from Australia) revisiting the homes and places associated with my grandparents and their ancestors who lived and worked in the Potteries in the 19th century through to 1911....More

1  Thank Steve G
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your photos, the one of your grandmother is lovely. Many thanks for your kind words about the museum. It's always great to hear that visitors have enjoyed Gladstone but it was particularly interesting to hear...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place of interest and history the kids will love it and you can also have a go on the potters wheel. A little gift shop on site to

1  Thank wendytyler
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you very much for reviewing us - we were glad to hear you enjoyed the museum and found it interesting.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a small factory in Longton which was preserved in its entirety while scores of similar factories were demolished in 1960's. The factory tour takes you through various steps of ceramic making making including video demonstrations. There are posters depicting the poor conditions of...More

Thank dkrao57
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we do try and take visitors back to a different era to show them what the lives of North Staffordshire pottery workers were like.

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I really love this place. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. There was one lovely lady modelling how to make roses. A great place to visit not just for the children but to remind us of times gone by.

Thank Hannah C
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words about the museum, the opinion of our visitors means a lot to us and we really appreciate your review.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

An excellent and informative visit with plenty to do and see. My parents both worked in the pottery industry so it brought back many memories. Would thoroughly recommend. Throwing a pot is a must!

Thank hassellhead
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words about the museum. We agree with you about throwing a pot - there's nothing quite like a souvenir you've made yourself!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having had guests staying with us, and the weather being very wet and windy we decided to visit the Gladstone Museum. Its a very educational museum that has an in depth focus on how potteries used to run many years ago.

Thank Ralph1956
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, the museum is a lovely place - especially on a wet and windy day!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I love museums so was excited to go here and I wasn't disappointed. I loved every aspect of it. So much to see, learn and do. An amazing experience for all ages. We bought an annual pass and I'm eager to go again soon. We...More

Thank Dawn G
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, it was brilliant to hear that you loved Gladstone. We look forward to seeing you again soon, we have lots of events and activities coming and the Annual Pass is great way of making the most of the museum.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a couple of hours to spare on a journey back from Nottingham to North Wales and decided at the last minute to pop into the museum. What a lovely surprise it was loads better than we could of hoped for. Very interesting, interactive...More

Thank Dianna W
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you very much for your great review of the museum. We're glad you decided to stop off at Gladstone and that you enjoyed the pot throwing - hope you're pot is on display! Please do come back again.

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes going round the museum. There are 20+ exhibit areas and some of them include real demonstrations of the art of pot throwing, fettling and flower making. Before long it will be hard to find people to do this. The...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and it was great to hear that you enjoyed the museum and demonstrations. You're absolutely right - there are very few places where you can see bone china flowers being made and it's a skill which cannot be...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
26 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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