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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fascinating history of the Potteries

My 14 year-old granddaughter and I spent a really interesting few hours learning about the history of the Potteries and trying our hand at painting pots and ornaments. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

My 14 year-old granddaughter and I spent a really interesting few hours learning about the history of the Potteries and trying our hand at painting pots and ornaments. I was concerned that she would not enjoy it at her age, but she loved it, especially the "Flushed with Pride" exhibition of toilets through the ages. The only thing I regret... More 

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place did not even knew it existed. Went for just a 30 minute visit and stayed a couple of hours and learnt so much. A great place for children and adults we will be back again soon

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So impressed with this unique museum. A short video brilliantly introduces the museum - an actual pottery saved from demolition - as well as the pottery industry context, and then you're off and free to wander round bottle kilns, exhibitions, a working engine, beautifully preserved rooms and offices full of period detail, watch actual craftspersons at work and have a... More 

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Sale, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I visited this brilliant attraction with friends. Gladstone is the only remaining, complete bottle kiln pottery in Stoke on Trent; having been saved from the bulldozers at the 11th hour. I visited it several years ago, not long after it was opened to the public. Alot has been done in the intervening years to make visiting a really interesting and... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went here with my partner and found it to be very interesting and informative. The people giving the demonstrations were very friendly and informative. Especially the gentleman who was giving throwing demonstrations, as he was very knowledgable about pottery so it was a joy to discuss pottery with him. You definitely need to allow at least two hours to... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

interesting good for a rainy day, staff very helpful and generally very well informed . young children will love making their own ware and don't n=missing the paint shop . excellent value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this place. It is what Stoke on Trent is all about. Very entertaining and very educational. Good Value for money.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A brilliant museum! Really informative and so much to see! Great to see all the old buildings being preserved so well and put to such good use. A great place to visit!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed learning about how the pot banks worked in the past and the children got to do some clay work them selves .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our first visit and would definitely return. We all made a pot, great tuition and enjoyable experience. The museum was a fascinating insight into the pottery industry through a range of interactive experience. The tea room was good, oatcakes excellent. A great day out.

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