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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: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Coventry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Our visit was supposed to be brief but we stayed for hours ! Fantastic to visit a museum where the demonstrators had previously spent their working lives in this industry; they really know what they are talking about. Splendid.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Step back in time and explore the art, industry and hazards of working in the potteries and its affect on the locality. Plenty of audio visual effects and interactive exhibits. Learn about the history of water closets and debunk your myth about Thomas Crapper. Do the toilet quiz and get audio results - a fart for wrong, a flush if... More

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Keele, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lot to see, friendly nice enviroment. A really impressive collection of potteries and china! A great overview of how the life were for people living and working in the potteries

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staffs moorlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As close as you can now get to the actual work of the potter of the turn of the century. children are fascinated, they get a hands on experience of throwing a pot.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I really enjoyed going to gladstone pottery museum, fantastic experience going around and inside the pot banks, amazing thinking of how all the people have worked there over the years, in hard conditions, the saff were all amazing very friendly, and I really enjoyed talking to all staff.

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Stoke-on-Trent
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Liked the historical elements and activities for young children. Opportunities to take home your own pot or clay flower. There are plenty of things to keep Young children busy but babies and toddlers not so much.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

An old pottery that is now a museum, taking you through all the stages of making pottery as they used to be done. Includes additional features on tiles and water closets (as well as the tableware). Try pot turning and pottery painting. We filled three hours easily. Cafe, shop, free car park.

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england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend and her son came down from Scotland to visit for a few days and was asking what the potteries was as she looked it up on internet so I thought as my children had went with the school I should take her to see it, never been myself I was interested in it too well I am glad... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited yesterday after reading the reviews and spent four wonderful hours there. We could have spent longer but had some travelling to do. The whole museum was thoughtfully laid out, but the icing on the cake was the very knowledgeable and helpful staff who clearly love their work and are eager to share information. It is an absolute 'must visit'... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Dropped in by chance, the parking was easy and plentiful, free with entrance fee, the videos explained the workings of the pot bank and the conditions the employees worked in. The lady throwing a pot made it look easy and visitors can have a go for a small charge, moving on a lady who was making flowers and explained how... More

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