We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poole Pottery

Open Now: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Review Highlights
Closing down on 15 October 17

Terribly sad that poole pottery after 144 years is closing down. This place attracted me and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
via mobile
It was ok.

Ok place to visit. Nothing stood out though. I didn’t find the staff very helpful. Very spacious... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 289 reviews
All photos (56)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kitchen items”(4 reviews)
“factory shop”(3 reviews)
“worth a visit”(21 reviews)
Poole Pottery's rich history dates back to 1873 and has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for the most skilled craftsmen and artisans. Visit the working Studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers. Watch pot throwing and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
See all hours
The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 668681
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Poole
from USD 30.10
More Info
from USD 13.40
More Info
from USD 16.70
More Info
Reviews (289)
Filter reviews
284 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewskitchen itemsfactory shopworth a visitinteresting placecakerainy daylovely placepotspaintingsgiftsclothingsouvenircafecollectiblescookwarethousandswheel
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 284 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok place to visit. Nothing stood out though. I didn’t find the staff very helpful. Very spacious premises with lots of pottery.

Thank BlackKittens1990
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly staff, nothing, was too much trouble. Whole family enjoyed the experience of painting pottery figures - so much fun and a lovely keepsake. Would come back again!

1  Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

It is a real shame that this excellent place has closed down, it was really the heart of Poole! Now that it has gone, I doubt there will be many tourists. It was a lovely place and so interesting and I hope it reopens soon.

4  Thank jacobkings
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I went on a coach holiday to Devon and West oast and it was enjoyable and we went Poole pottery and enjoyed it and would go back again

2  Thank Philipguest
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Terribly sad that poole pottery after 144 years is closing down. This place attracted me and thousands of others and is a major attraction to the town, bringing in millions of pounds. We personally can't believe poole council would be willing to give this up,...More

Thank wonderqirls
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

What a shame this sore is closing down it has always been a must when visiting the area apart from the strikingly beautiful pottery there was always so many other goods to browse and we never left without finding something to buy

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Popped in as noticed pottery is closing down and relocating to Stoke. Unfortunately apart from pottery to buy very little activity going on in the kiln areas. saw two artists working and very skillful decoration. Have some good offers on the pottery to buy but...More

1  Thank Ivess3
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Yes it is true, after being one of the top attractions in Poole the Poole Pottery Store is closing on 15th October. The store now has lots of reductions to clear the stock so grab yourself a bargain if you are in to that sort...More

1  Thank ExploreGB
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We travelled to Poole, primarily to visit Poole Pottery. Admittedly there are lots of beautiful and colourful pieces there which currently have sizeable discounts knocked off due to them closing down soon. We decided to invest in a few pieces, however when my friend approached...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I went to Bournemouth for my usual visit and onto Poole to my favourite Pottery, on walking along the quayside I got a shock........a sign attached to the Pottery building stating it was "CLOSING DOWN". After '150 years'......???????

1  Thank CowsHolidays
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Poole
Thistle Poole
1,154 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel du Vin Poole
1,406 reviews
.39 km away
RNLI College
975 reviews
.63 km away
Holiday Inn Express Poole
990 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 389 restaurants in Poole
The Poole Arms
867 reviews
.21 km away
Deli on the Quay
294 reviews
.09 km away
Giggi Gelateria Italian ice cream
80 reviews
.20 km away
Banana Wharf Poole
900 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 129 attractions in Poole
Poole Harbour
1,712 reviews
.18 km away
Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden
297 reviews
.31 km away
Brownsea Island Ferries
581 reviews
.13 km away
Poole Old Lifeboat Museum
109 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Pauline F
20 December 2014|
Response from PoolePottery | Property representative |
Hi Pauline F Thanks for your question. Yes we still welcome coach visitors. If you would like to contact the store on 01202 668681 we can send you our leaflet and provide any further information you may require. We look... More