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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Address: Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 237777
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Longton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Turin, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had never heard of Stoke but now understand it's place in UK history, a very interesting day and glad we spent time here...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Gladstone pottery is a fantastic day out, loads to see and do. wrap up warm as its an old victorian pottery and a lot is outside. you can make a pot, flower and even paint. My children love the Gladstone pottery, I like the museum of toilets & tiles. nice cafe and shop sometimes there are workshops and even beer... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum where you can watch skilled craftsmen work. You can even have a go yourself, for example throwing pots. Gladstone Pottery Museum also demonstrates the social history of Stoke-on-Trent with films about the workers. It's a great day out for all ages. The toilet exhibition is particularly appealing to children.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An excellent museum. Friendly staff, but the impressive thing is the insight into the life of the pre mid-20th C worker in the potteries (not very nice!). Extensive displays of pottery from hand moulded vases/implements to a huge range of loos over the centuries. Live demonstrations of potting, moulding etc. We spent around 3 hours there and I could have... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Large car park was free. There was lots to see and learn about. Great for children. There are lifts in case you need them. When we thought we'd nearly finished there was a lot more to see. There were parts about the history of pottery in the area, how they are made, how they are decorated, interactive sections, moulds, kilns... More 

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Derbyshire
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163 reviews 163 reviews
145 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here - a really interesting museum, lots to see an explore and a fascinating exhibition about toilets However, the staff were not particularly friendly, and the opening arrangements were confusing (a piece of paper on the door stating the museum closed at 3pm, but the tea room was still open at 3pm and all the other... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Absolutely amazing day out to show my aunty from new zealand and my uncle from America all about our fantastic history.

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Stoke-on-Trent
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent place to visit which is full a history. Such a change to be able to browse at your leisure without being hurried. Great tea room too...lovely cake and welcoming staff.

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

Thank you very much for your review - we're all really please you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Your comments have been passed on to the cafe staff who are thrilled by your comments about the cake and the service. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth a visit Good for children Easy on site parking.staff very helpful.Interesting toilet museum upstairs.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments, we really appreciate them. More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent a fascinating four hours at this fantastic museum.......and only stopped then as we were thrown out at closing time!!! Gladstone Pottery Museum celebrated 40years this year.....and we reckon it is 38 years since our last visit so we were clearly due to go back. Interactive displays,friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff and plenty to see,read and hear made our... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum, I imagine you noticed a few changes and additions since your last visit! We look forward to seeing you again and if you're thinking of visiting more than once our Annual Passes are great value at less than the cost of... More 

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