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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Absolutely Fascinating

One of the best museums we have been to. The history is brought to life extremely well by videos... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
battlemarch
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I have been visiting this museum for over twenty years

What can I tell you about this magnificent museum - It has all the history of Stoke on Trent... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
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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 28 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums we have been to. The history is brought to life extremely well by videos, talks, exhibitions and lots of hands on stuff. We really enjoyed actually using a potters wheel and taking home our made vases. The lady making tiny...More

Thank battlemarch
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We were very glad to hear how much you enjoyed the museum and the demonstrations, thank you very much for your lovely review. Our aim is to try and bring history to life and its very encouraging to hear you think we're getting it right.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

What can I tell you about this magnificent museum - It has all the history of Stoke on Trent pottery industries - including working old machinery - Tiling - History of toilets - Demonstrations - Flower making - Painting pottery - Make your own pot...More

Thank charlesart
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review, we really appreciate it. It's great to hear that you've been visiting so long. We try and keep improving the site where we can and your recommendation means a lot to us.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good for all ages,history and make your own pot to take home. Interesting facts and a trip down memory lane

Thank Michelle W
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you very much for your review. It was great to hear that you enjoyed the museum and the pot throwing.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Thought it may be just a quick visit but was there for almost 2 hours. Very interesting with lots of people willing to tell me about the pottery industry. Activities included were demonstrations of how pottery was decorated. Well worth the visit and look forward...More

Thank Raphael S
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you very much for your great review and rating - we were pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

A fascinating insight into the life of a 19th century pottery fired by bottle kilns. Really interesting and informative, beautifully presented and a poignant reminder of the hardships endured by thousands of workers who made "The Potteries" world famous.

Thank helenR1850
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you very much for your review - we were really glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum and found it interesting and informative.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a fabulous visit around Gladstone. There was something for all of us, fun quiz and hunt for our young daughter as well some interesting reading for myself and other half. Food in the cafe was also good.

Thank leaogrady3
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

We were very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Gladstone. Thank you very much for your review and rating.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited here last week, what an interesting place, staff so friendly and knowledgeable, nice cafe, and the children will tell everyone what they saw in the toilet museum. Good value compared to some other places.

Thank volcanov2016
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for your review - we were really pleased to hear that you found the museum interesting and thanks for your kind comments about the staff and café. Flushed with Pride is great fun!

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A really great place to spend a couple of hours. Easy parking it is obviously a well loved historice pottery. Do take the opportunities to try throwing, painting and modelling as you walk around. Well presented exhibition with lots of demos to bring the pottery...More

Thank JayneHTB
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you very much for giving us such a great review and rating. We're glad you loved it!

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here for the Longton beer festival, first time I've been to this one and had a brilliant night

Thank RobboMb
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Glad you enjoyed it! The beer festival is always one of our most popular events - hope you come along to the next one.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have visited four different pottery museums/shops in Stoke-on-Trent and this was our favorite. Gladstone museum exhibition is very educational, it tells trough short video spots etc. how it was for children and adults to work in a pottery factory and how Stoke-on-Trent looked like...More

Thank Katarina A
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you very much for your review - we were very pleased to hear that Gladstone was your favourite and that you enjoyed your visit to us. There's the chance to throw a pot every day we're open and we hope you enjoy your pottery...More

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annwhitehouse1910
I am thinking about visiting with my 6 -7 yr old grandson on April 1st/2nd. He loves clay and desperately wants to have a go at throwing on a wheel - will he be able to do so at any time over that weekend and do I need to book beforehand please?
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
Hi do I need to book for my 5year old to make a pot? Not sure how it works? Thanks
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
Price for extra activities such as making pottery, painting pottery etc. Many thanks.
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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