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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Address: Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 237777
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We found ourselves with an extra day to spare in Stoke and after picking up a few leaflets in our hotel lobby, decided on Gladstone Pottery Museum. Easy to find, free carpark and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We found ourselves with an extra day to spare in Stoke and after picking up a few leaflets in our hotel lobby, decided on Gladstone Pottery Museum. Easy to find, free carpark and just a great little museum. Our children enjoyed doing the sea shell challenge and we all had a go at painting some pottery. We ate lunch in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum Really set up to capture your imagination with its good photographs and well presented information about the potteries as an area and the workings of a pottery.All stages of production clearly explained and opportunities to see demonstrations of these stages frequent throughout the day. Very atmospheric as housed in an old building with many original features. Simple... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The history of pottery making was very interesting, particularly the terrible working conditions that people suffered under.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I don't know if it is because I have worked in the pottery industry. But I find the Gladstone Museum very boring. Maybe if you have no knowledge of the area you may find the visit mildly interesting.

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

I'm sorry you didn't find the museum as interesting as you'd hoped. As you will see from other reviews the vast majority of our visitors have a great day out and learn so much about the area and the skills of the pottery workers of Stoke-on-Trent More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The girls were unimpressed initially at our suggestion of the visit but now think it is a "ace" place! I have to say it is well organised with activities for the youngsters. But at the same time educational/ informative. The girls made a "pot" "flower" and painted a object of their choice. Each staff member was helpful/friendly towards the girls.... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a nice little pastry snack and coffee, here. The prices were reasonable. Lovely, friendly service.

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

So glad you enjoyed your snack in the Gladstone cafe. We aim to provide hot and cold light meals and snacks to our visitors and the cafe is also open to non-visitors. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited here a while ago and forgot to submit my review. Being a local potter and having been to this place as a child both with family & school, I can honestly say that a local free festival held here recently was s truly rewarding step down memory lane. This place seems hardly untouched through time but it's anything but... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum really leads the way in showing you bygone times. The set up is well done and the buildings well preserved, you can feel the history seeping out. It kept all of us interested in different ways and we will certainly return as the place tells the stories so well of lifestyles and practices that continued unchanged for a... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is just the most amazing place... such a lovely setting & very interesting.... we had to be asked to leave... got there 10.30 am and was just in the ''loo'' bit and had to be let out through the doors... yes its that's good...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited my mum Ethel in Stoke and decided to take her to Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton. Mum needs help to remember her past so we are always looking for opportunities to stimulate her memory. I'd visited it over 20 years ago as a teacher with my class from Gleadless Middle School. Recently it was used on the BBC... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was immediately pinned up in our staff room so all could see. It has made us all feel very proud of our staff, including volunteer Phil who was your pub escort. More 

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Additional Information about Gladstone Pottery Museum

Address: Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 237777
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stoke-on-Trent  >  Longton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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