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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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A great day out for all the family . The kids loved the pottery painting and were facinated to see and smell the street exhibit how people lived and worked all those years ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great day out for all the family . The kids loved the pottery painting and were facinated to see and smell the street exhibit how people lived and worked all those years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really interesting to visit an actual previously working factory. Local people who worked in the industry telling of and showing their skills. They obviously have a pride and knowledge of the industry and are pleased to share their experiences. Careful restoration gives an accurate insight of working conditions. Good opportunity to take part in activities which are more difficult than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I last came here today for the first time since I was a child and I have to say it is fantastic! Very informative, brilliant demonstrations, and loved learning about my heritage from my dads side of the family. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, would definitely recommend 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic way to spend a couple of hours, either for locals to explore their heritage or visitors to the area. Great prices for activities (make own bowl/vase on potters wheel, make bone china flower), fantastic preserved factory and lovely friendly staff. You need at least three hours though to be able to do the activities and tour properly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for the annual beer festival, really enjoyed it, the live music was good, got everybody in the party spirit, the only down side was the queue for beer/wine, You need to be there early as it's popular and you may have to wait as it only holds so many people.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I took a small group to the museum for the day , and from stepping through the doors they loved it! The film shown at the beginning was interesting and got them in the right frame of mind - remembering when their parents and grandparents were 'potters' and how smoky and polluted the old Stoke on Trent was in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An excellent museum showing how The Potteries became so exceptional in its skills and showing how pottery was made. The remaining bottle kilns give one an idea of what the area used to look like with small potteries throughout the town. We spent several hours here and intend to return again .

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Gladstone pottery museum is well worth a visit for an insight into life working in the pottery industry. You get to go inside the pottery kiln to see how the pottery was stacked for firing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So much to see. Learn about the harsh conditions our ancestors coped with during that period and marvel at the craftsmanship Also really interesting is the Toilet section when Water Closets were the latest invention, all were beautifully decorated, very ornate, presumably that's why they are called "Thrones!".. . You could also try your hand at pottery decorating, have it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We only my live minutes away from this attraction and we have an annual pass. The entrance fee is cheap any way but the annual pass is well worth it. We always walk around everything and the kids love the Drs house especially. It is well thought out as I have a 5 year old and 10 year old. They... More 

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