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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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So so interesting

Love it here- everyone willing to answer my endless questions and such a rich history to learn. So... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
trixy1981
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Stafford, UK
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This museum gives you a true insight to the life of a potter in days gone by. Even as a local its... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
64jj21
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Staffordshire, 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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+44 1782 237777
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"bottle kilns"
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"stoke on trent"
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"hands on activities"
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"bone china"
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"all ages"
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"small extra charge"
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"live demonstrations"
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"step back in time"
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"industrial revolution"
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"potters wheel"
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"staffordshire oatcakes"
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"we spent hours"
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"local history"
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"children and adults"
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"tea room"
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Love it here- everyone willing to answer my endless questions and such a rich history to learn. So sad that we have lost so much of it.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review and great rating. Please keep coming back and asking questions - we're always happy to answer them!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This museum gives you a true insight to the life of a potter in days gone by. Even as a local its fascinating to see our heritage first hand. Well worth a visit

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review - giving people an insight into the lives of potters is exactly what we're trying to do so it was lovely to read your comments.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for children to visit as they have got really interesting activities on for them regularly

Thank Anneselks
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we're busy working on our next What's On at the moment and will have lots more exciting events and activities coming up.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

As other reviews have said - "A little gem". I took my teenage son and parents for a day out. The staff were friendly, helpful, skilled and knowledgeable. I explained my mum would benefit from a wheelchair, and we were able to choose from 2...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you very much for your brilliant review, we were so pleased to hear that you, your son and your parents enjoyed visiting the museum. The demonstrators are very skilled and it's great to watch them at work. Your kind comments about the staff are...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a real gem. My children were able to make their own bowls with a member of staff who was so good with them that even I had a try. The knowledge of the staff is also incredible. Loved going round knowing that...More

Thank Steve Robinson 70
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you very much - that was a really lovely review to read! We're very glad that you and your family enjoyed the museum and the activities and that you got to find our more about what your grandparents did.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

i come here ages ago with my school in year 7 or 8 i loved it glad to know the history around my home town stoke i loved it thanks :)

1  Thank Hayden E
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your review and rating. It was great to hear that you enjoyed coming with school and finding out about our local history.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Average place, very dated in some places but well maintained and lots to see, very reminiscent of school trips and there's lots of hands on stuff for kids.

Thank Lara W
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review, we do get a lot of school trips visiting the museum - around a third of our visitors, with the other two thirds being casual visitors and coach trips.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

What a superb museum. Informative, interesting and very well curated. Lovely staff, good cafe and good shop. Two hours flew by. Recommended.

1  Thank Stenhouse_1
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your kind words and were very glad you enjoyed your visit to Gladstone.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Fantastic museum, throughly enjoyed it. Had a go at pot throwing and the assistant was super friendly and helpful, giving us some recommendations for other things to do in the area such as going for dinner etc and was happy to take photos of us....More

2  Thank Moeen K
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review and your kind words. We were very pleased to hear how much you'd enjoyed your visit and hope that the pots you threw are on display in pride of place!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went with 2 of my grandchildren 8 and 10 years of age. There are loads of activities to keep them busy including making items on a potters wheel ,painting pottery and competitions inc.finding items on a trail.The staff demonstrated their skills and were very informative...More

Thank lynda O
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review and recommendation, we were really pleased to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed visiting and taking part in the activities.

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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
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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