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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 must see for any one interested in pottery history

WOW! Did not expect to be as impressed as we were. Ended up spending 5 hours looking around the grounds and buildings. One can get a good feel of what it may have been like to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

WOW! Did not expect to be as impressed as we were. Ended up spending 5 hours looking around the grounds and buildings. One can get a good feel of what it may have been like to work in this industry minus the harsh labour practices and physical demands on the workers. Exhibits are very accessible and not all behind glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Following a canal boat holiday, we were looking for a place to go with my parents before heading home and discovered this museum. It was a good choice! Plenty of parking, friendly and informative staff, interesting displays and a chance to see pottery making in action. It was also great to see the kiln ovens and industrial buildings preserved. We... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Since my granddaughters are now both teenagers, I wasn't sure about taking them here but when I mentioned Gladstone, they both were very enthusiastic. Both are now getting expert at throwing pots; they both wanted to paint precast models and both wanted to complete the puzzle trail. Another successful day out. I'm surprised that over half term not more people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very well presented history of pottery making, especially if you take the time to talk to volunteers who are able to describe in more detail the conditions that workers had to endure.Now when I look at my precious pieces of china, I am aware of the human cost it took to produce thos e pieces in the past and... More 

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having drove past this place for years, this was my first visit. Very interesting and informative and plenty of things to try your hands on and take home. There's free parking,with an entrance fee of £7.50 adults with reductions for OAP's and children. We did try the tea rooms this was also very nice with welcoming staff and a good... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a well-organised museum with a good guide and many helpful notices. We really enjoyed following the trail and seeing all the various stages. We especially admired the skill of the potter, and the display of toilets is informative and amusing. Our only criticism is about the slow service in the café. One poor girl was having to do... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This Victorian pottery with its original bottle kilns is the only one left of dozens that occupied this area of stoke on Trent. Interestingly Robbie Williams was brought up here . There is a charge and you enter a cobbled courtyard and from this point we were free to wander round taking pictures as we pleased. The various little rooms... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a Fantastic afternoon at Gladstone, staff very informative, layout of areas clear to follow and lots of things to look, touch & read about. For a small cost you are able to be hands on with activities & there is a Nice little cafe upstairs too which seemed reasonable prices.My 5 year old is doing about the pottery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you like industrial heritage, you'll enjoy a visit here. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Found out lots about the Stoke on Trent area and its industrial past. Nice place to get a coffee and snack too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Gladstone Pottery is well organised and is historically very well epuipped. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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