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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Great museum that really gets you into the heart of the potteries. The descriptions of the workers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
audreypetunia
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Cotswolds, England
A must see Museum

After visiting the Weeping Poppies at Middleport last year,got to thinking what else was to do in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CHERRY R
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Traditional skills, original workshops, and the cobbled yard and huge bottle ovens transport visitors back in time...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum that really gets you into the heart of the potteries. The descriptions of the workers conditions and what they did are very interesting and engaging, there are plenty of interactive opportunities - e.g. getting inside the bottle kilns, throwing a pot - we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review and great rating of the museum. We were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting Gladstone and the demonstration staff are incredibly skilled and wonderful to watch.

Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Weeping Poppies at Middleport last year,got to thinking what else was to do in Stoke on Trent.There are lots of Heritage sites around as this was the heart of the Pottery making many years ago,hence the nickname 'The Potteries'.Picked this one randomly,and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great review, we really enjoyed hearing how much you enjoyed visiting the museum and appreciate your kind comments about the staff. It does take quite a while to see everything at Gladstone! We're very lucky that our volunteers, including...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to spend a few hours. It shows you what I was like a few decades ago what it was like working in the pottery industry

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the museum and great review, we were very pleased you enjoyed visiting the museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday in January so we almost had the entire museum to ourselves which was a bonus. On arrival I thought the site looked quite small and it wouldn't take us long to go round. I was wrong - 3 hours later...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review and rating. It does take a while to see the whole museum and we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it, it's lovely to hear Gladstone described as wonderful!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a great place to visit for adults and children alike. You will be 'taken back in time' to the late 1800's/1900's when this area was famous for the manufacture of pottery, from dozens of pottery firms in the area. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about the museum which we really appreciate. We have some great talks coming up in the next month, one about the production of toilets and sanitaryware and another on the history of Moorcroft, all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good place to visit with displays from all of the pottery industries past Allow lots of time to see even there's lots to see

Date of experience: February 2018
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Nerys W, Guest Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great rating and review of the museum, we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. We normally recommend at least 2 - 3 hours to see the whole museum but many visitors spend a whole day here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Longton near Stoke on trent, this council supported museumis maintained in the condition it probably was during it's functioning days. The buildings are period, together with most of the exhibits and, together with enorrmously informative video sessions, truly reflects how tough our forebears...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much your review, we were pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your visit to the museum and appreciate your kind comments about our staff.

Reviewed December 13, 2018

I thought this was going to be a silly waste of time but I was totally wrong. The museum is built in an old pottery factory and it is magnificently preserved. The flow through the museum was logical and there was enough guidance and information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

We're glad you visited too and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum. Thank you very much for your great review and rating.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

A fantastic insight into the art of pot making in Stoke-on-Trent. Lots to see and do so, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your review and rating, we were glad you enjoyed visiting the museum.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

I Live in stoke -on- trent, But not been visit the museum since i was a school boy so a long time, any way had plenty of time to take it all in as an adult and appreciate all the hard work that goes in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum and were glad you came back as an adult!

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rgibbard9
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Duncan007 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is very much a pottery frozen in time. So, some of it is on ground floor level whilst other aspects are on an upper level. I have two children, and were we visiting when they were the age of yours, we would... More
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ginaandjoy
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
Hello, the museum is a short walk from Longton train station and there is a bus stop right outside - the 6A from Blythe Bridge to Hanley stops there and the buses run every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday. The museum is open... More
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