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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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potterys museum

the kids learnt new things about the potterys museum and they were very fascinated with the museum also enjoyed the family outing together

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

the kids learnt new things about the potterys museum and they were very fascinated with the museum also enjoyed the family outing together

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend visited the museum as we were staying not far from Stoke. It was planned very last minute so we were late arriving and only had an hour and a half before they closed. Would have liked a bit longer to watch all the demonstrations! The lady at reception was very welcoming, gave us a guide and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A must visit seeing as we were near Stoke. Didn't know what to expect but well worth a visit, both my girlfriend and I were pleased that we went. A great couple hours spent scanning the site and some great facts taken on board. Quaint little cafe serving lovely food although the sausage bap needed buttering ;) Ideal for children... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The museum is lovely, has real character and its truely a great attraction in staffordshire, ive been here twice and theres lots to see and learn. The pottery is really interesting and this would be great to take kids to show them abit of history.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Spent a morning viewing this one of a kind museum. Wonderful going through the different stages and having each section explained as it was in the days gone by. Fascinated by the bottle kilns and just how incredibly hard life must have been. Watched several re-enactments and was truly amazed. Lovely gift shop. Definitely worth a visit. Don't rush. ...... More 

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

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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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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