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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Great day out

Very interesting and informative, was rushed around a little due to having a hungry 6 year old... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
charles s
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London, United Kingdom
A visit to Gladstone pottery

Go back in time to Gladstone Pottery where working conditions were harsh industrial desease was the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
David H
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Stoke-on-Trent, 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 10 April 2017

Very interesting and informative, was rushed around a little due to having a hungry 6 year old! Could have spent longer. The only criticism is there is not enough space in the cafe, it was half term for some schools and they only had one...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we are really pleased that you found the museum interesting and informative. We're sorry you weren't able to use our café, we are limited with space and it can get very busy during school holidays.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Go back in time to Gladstone Pottery where working conditions were harsh industrial desease was the norm for early workers,fascinating and educational ,give yourself a good four hours to see this museum, reasonably priced in fact we upgraded to an annual fee as we needed...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for giving us such a great rating and for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Now that you have Annual Passes we hope you enjoy some of the great activities and events we have coming up and look forward...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely museum with informative displays along with hands on things to do and see. The staff all know their subjects very well. I could have stood all day watching the talented lady make pretty pottery flowers. Incredible!

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

Thank you for the great review and rating. The flowermakers are fascinating to watch and we were glad you enjoyed the museum.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We live within walking distance of the museum but never been until now. From the minute you go in it's like a goldmine of historical info and visual things to explore, we absolutely loved it. We visited on a Tuesday and it was really quiet...More

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

We're so glad you loved it and we look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lived here 50 plus years, first time visit. Whilst I've been to a number of industrial museums, even worked in the pottery industry, I have to say this is a tremendous way to get to see the entire journey taken to create your plates and...More

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

Very glad you made it to Gladstone! Thank you very much for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Well worth a visit. Great to see how things were back in the day. How those poor people had to toil and work for a pittance. Very informative..and lovely to see the demonstrations how to make pottery and paint them.

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

Thank you very much for your review, we were pleased that you enjoyed the museum and the demonstrations. Life was very hard for pottery workers at factories like Gladstone China, thankfully for us the museum is now a lovely place to work.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A great day! So much to see and learn - the flush exhibition was a good surprise! Plenty for the kids to do - throw a pot, paint pottery, and lots of little puzzles and experiences on the way. It's much more hands on than...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We love to hear that our visitors have had a great day and were really glad that you enjoyed the museum.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

considering i only live a short distance from the museum , i was take away by the history of all aspects of the museum, i found out all kinds of things that i had never heard of or even seen . it wasnt expensive to...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Quite often people don't think to visit attractions close to where they live but we're very pleased you came to visit Gladstone! Thank you very much for your great review of the museum.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Loved this place fascinating history lovely buildings tried our hand at throwing a pot it was hilarious you get to bring them home too staff were friendly and very knowledgeable thoroughly enjoyed our day

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for you lovely comments about the museum and the staff and letting us know that you enjoyed your visit. Throwing is great fun!

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Easy to find with very well signed directions. After paying you enter into a room which runs a short video giving you an overview into the potteries heritage with some interesting footage of how life was not that long ago. You then follow a numbered...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

We were pleased to hear that you'd enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you very much for your great review and I will pass your kind comments on to Jeanette and Gary.

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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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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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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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