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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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walk back in time

Super seeing how the pottery industry used to be in Stoke on Trent. Educational for my daughter to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
Fantastic Museum

A friend and I always go on a country walk on Tuesdays ,we went to Maer hills this morning but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roan H
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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 1 week ago

Super seeing how the pottery industry used to be in Stoke on Trent. Educational for my daughter to understand the city and how people used to make their living... took my dad down memory lane!

2  Thank Sarah B
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and rating of the museum, we were really pleased to hear that you, your daughter and your Dad enjoyed you trip to Gladstone.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I always go on a country walk on Tuesdays ,we went to Maer hills this morning but unfortunately it was poring with rain so we decided to call the walk off and go somewhere else We ended up in Gladstone pottery museum...More

3  Thank Roan H
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you chose us for your rainy day! Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about the museum and our staff, it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you'll get better weather for next week's walk.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this musuem! I live in stoke so it's great to see and hear what it was like for my grandparents and great grandparents. Now and again they also do pottery classes which I've also attended they are brilliant although if you want anything...More

1  Thank Michaela P
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, we were really pleased that you enjoy visiting and coming to our classes. It can take a while for work to dry out and be fired but hopefully it was worth the wait!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The daughter (10) decided on a trip where she could use her Blue Peter Badge so I paid entry and she obtained hers free. We wasn’t disappointed. She really wanted to create a pot and she had the chance too and the best thing is...More

1  Thank Rafael I
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. Well done to your daughter on getting her Blue Peter badge and we hope she enjoys lots of days out using it. It was lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to Gladstone and thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing how famous Stoke-on-Trent is for pottery, we had to make a visit to a pottery. The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a great place to visit to understand how pots are made and the various processes required to throwing to glazing. The famous kilns are...More

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

Thank you very much for you review, we were really glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Gladstone. When in Stoke-on-Trent a visit to a pottery is a must and thank you for coming to see us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandchildren chose to go here and what a good choice they made. One of the best museums that we have been to. Reasonably priced and good value for money. Lots to do and see and several “ hands on” areas. The Flushed with Pride...More

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

Thank you very much for your review and rating - we were really pleased that your grandchildren chose to visit and that you all had a good day at the museum. We look forward to seeing you at Gladstone again soon and if you think...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out with son and disabled daughter. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend. Much more reasonably priced compared to other pottery factories locally and not heaving with people. We painted a pot for £1. Doesn't matter that it wasn't glazed. Good food...More

1  Thank hmcurtis2017
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were very glad to hear that you and your son and daughter had a great day out at Gladstone. Thank you very much for your kind comments about the museum and the café and we hope the pots you painted are on display in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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annwhitehouse1910
24 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
15 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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