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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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Coalville, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a day in and around Stoke, starting at the Wedgwood museum and ending in the Gladstone Pottery Museum. It was really good to contrast the formally displayed Wedgwood pots (all of them beautiful) with the recreation of a Victorian bottle kiln works. It gave us a great insight into the hard work, skill and often harsh environment that... More

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Portslade, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great Day out highly recommend. Very interesting and you need time to go round. Cafe could be better. Demo's great fun

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Peterborough
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It is well worth a visit give your self two hours as there is so much to see. Well worth the money.The staff show how things are made and we saw the pottery being painted. You can also throw a pot the kids will love this. A good cup of tea in the caffe.

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

Thanks for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we think a good cup of tea is very important, served in Staffordshire made teapots and cups of course! More

ekok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Went to this museum after reading previous trip adviser reviews! We were not disappointed! Really interesting and well laid out museum! Best bit was throwing our own pots to bring home! Well worth the visit!

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

Thanks for the kind words, it's always nice to know that visitors find out about us by using TripAdvisor and we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed making such a unique souvenir of your visit. More

Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This museum is great - I am a potter, but had never been inside a bottle kiln. The clear displays outline the entire process of commercial pottery production as it was at the height of the industrial revolution, including what it was like for the people working there and the effects on the local environment. Self guided tour well marked.... More

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

Many thanks for the great review of our museum. The bottle ovens are fascinating structures and we're really glad you enjoyed time at Gladstone. More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well worth a visit, a taste of the potteries, we're proud of our heritage, took my daughter several times, found lots to do, very interesting, a hands on activity! Excellent

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor - as staff at the museum it's lovely for us to know that you and your family enjoy visiting. More

Crewe, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wow, what a place! A really exceptional venue! The atmosphere is incredible, all the exhibits are interesting and the cafe food is great as well. (go for the oatcakes!) I will be going back later in the year

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

And what a review! Thank you very much for your kind words and we're really pleased to hear that you'll be coming back. We have plenty of different events and activities throughout the year and you can keep up to date on our website (stokemuseums.org.uk) or by liking the Gladstone Facebook page. If you think you'll visit more than twice... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just a really good museum and display of the ceramics industry. Lots of hands-on stuff which we didn't do but even without this it was great. Engaging, fun and just a really good few hours mooching.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we were all very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit . Engaging and fun are what we are aiming for so it's very nice to hear praise like that! More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We tried to visit this attraction, having a leaflet saying it was open every day except Christmas and New Year, only to find they mean every day except Christmas, New Year AND SUNDAYS!! We had planned our day around it, so was very disappointed

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AngelaGladstone, Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were disappointed on finding the museum closed. Following budget reductions from 1st April 2014 Gladstone Pottery Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday. We have tried to get this message out as widely as possible, changed all the websites we can and all our new promotional material has current times. Unfortunately we have no control over... More

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Visited this museum twice as there is so much to take in. Second time took my Mum as well who found it extremely interesting. The interaction around the museum is great. It is a thorough wonder of how pottery was produced in times gone why. The cafe sells lovely food, especially the oatcakes! The toilet museum is very informative. Well... More

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

It's great to hear that you and your Mum enjoyed the museum - thank you for reviewing us. The cafe staff are really glad you enjoyed the oatcakes too. More

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