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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Longton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It so good that certain things survive in our times. This museum, a small part of the old potteries survives in almost pristine condition. Its truly the last of its kind. arranged around a crooked cobbled yard are curious coal-fired, bottle-shaped, brick-built-kilns which are works of art in their own right. Archive film of the last potters in the 30s... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is our favourite museum. For a start, the buildings are fantastic. This is complemented by a good route through the building giving a real understanding of the pottery industry through the years. Excellent demonstrations from people who have actually worked in the industry and can show the skills of the trade to a high level. The tearoom is good... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We decided to go here as a last minute trip out with our 15 & 12 year old daughters. We arrived just before lunch and some of the staff have lunch 1.15 - 2.15 so if you want to have ago at the activities then keeep this in mind. Ours had ago at throwning a pot and painting which they... More

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Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's looking at how the old pottery factories worked.All the history.You can also have a go at some of the skills.There is a film you can watch.And you can get a nice cup of tea in the cafe.There is loads of good parking and a few disabled spaces at the front.

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stoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Iv been to the museum quite a few times with my little boy and partner, but decided that it would be more fun if we were to take our friends and their 4 children along. The children were 9 and under, the youngest being 3, we are a very lively bunch to say the least!!! My son (9) has special... More

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staffordshire
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately not a free museum. But we thought the £7 ish fee ok. But guide books can up the price. The buildings have been well preserved and give a comprehensive explanation of the china making process and the working conditions of the 19th and early 20th century Practical demonstrations include throwing a pot and decoration. Visitors can try out for... More

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telford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I enjoyed this museum because unlike other pottery museums this site concentrated on the processes of making pottery in the 19th and early 20th centuries including the poor working conditions and the effects it had on the workers health The doctors waiting room which through a film described the various ailments associated with this industry I found very moving.( In... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a working museum pottery factory and the history of the Gladstone so interesting that ended up staying most of the day. Lots of things to see and interesting films about the factory that really helped you understand the pottery industry in Stoke at the time. Nice gift shop and café in the Gladstone and very reasonably priced. Wonderful... More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, we're really pleased you enjoyed the museum, cafe and shop. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had a wonderful day at the Pottery Museum even though it was raining. The displays are fascinating and the opportunities to have a go at different pottery experiences was wonderful. I really enjoyed watching the demonstration of how a delicate bone china flower is made and painting my own little piece of Gladstone China. Everything is under cover so... More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about the museum - we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and making you own unique souvenir of the site. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoyed it more than many children!!!! My family vouldnt get me away. Very nice afternoon was spent here and it is must experience if in the area

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Thank you for your review - we love to hear what our visitors think and were very pleased that you and your family had enjoyed the museum. More

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