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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
01782 237777
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Longton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Went on a Saturday with my three children aged 12,10 & 8. It was pretty empty which was great we threw pots for £3 which you get to keep and are all boxed and lovely. The guy showing us what to do was amazing and gave us lots of information, we saw bone china flowers with lots of info too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A glimpse into the Potteries past. A fantastic attraction for all the family featuring a fully complete pot bank from times past. Although it does not have the name of it's more commonly known Potters Wedgwood,Doulton,Spode nevertheless it represents the hundreds of little pot banks that populated Stoke On Trent. The history is fascinating and covers everything from the production... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I went here hoping to learn about the Pottery Industry of Stoke on Trent. Not only did I do so but I enjoyed the experience, especially with the hands on demonstrations. The museum follows a tour of an old working 'pot bank'. During the tour you get to experience activities like throwing pots, and the construction of delicate flowers. You... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Brilliant museum, well worth the entry fee, tells you all about the history of the pottery industry in stoke, thr brutal harsh conditions people and children had to work under, also "flushed" the toilet exhibition is very intresting, the best part is the interactive section for a small extra charge yoh can throw a pot, make some decorative ceramic flowers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Gladstone's has some excellent local history but also good knowledge of the industrial revolution. It was great to be able to walk inside the bottle kilns and get a real understanding of how they worked. I learnt a lot about the process of working with clay as the exhibition and films are so informative. Sadly the place was very empty... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A great day out in Stoke-on-Trent. So much history and general all round fun in the culture capital of Staffordshire. I went as a child and it was great to go again.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went with a large family of various ages from 6 - 14, both boys and girls. I must admit just the name put the fear of Christ in to most of them, but we were all pleasantly suprised. It was interesting, had plenty of hands on stuff to keep them entertained and reasonably priced. Give it a go.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited a couple of years ago and were mightily impressed. Yesterday I took a party of 10 amateur archaeologists and booked a guide (Phil) which was worth every penny of the extra cost. This is everything I like in a museum - a genuine, preserved, unknown Victorian jobbing pottery which brings the harsh days of Victorian England to life.... More

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Fabulous journey into the past with very talented staff. Really enjoyed the day. we made flowers and pots and enjoyed looking at all the displays and talking to the knowledgeable staff

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We went for a family day out with two small children and a baby. There was lots to see for everyone and the additional activities were a nice touch for mum, dad or the little ones. There is only one lift to the toilets and baby change upstairs which can get a little tiring after the third time. But other... More

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