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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Address: 26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 237777
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Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when...

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. Visit the gift shop and tea room and have a go at throwing a pot, making a bone china flower or decorating pottery. Please allow two to three hours for your visit. The shop and cafe, which serves a selction of drinks and light lunches, are open to non-museum visitors.

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Educational visit full of fun.

Gladstone Pottery Museum, captures some of the reality of the pottery workers conditions in the 19th century. A working Museum which allows all to see how the pots of Stoke on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gladstone Pottery Museum, captures some of the reality of the pottery workers conditions in the 19th century. A working Museum which allows all to see how the pots of Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire were made by the potters and you can even have a go, kids and adults alike. I work with young people with learning disabilities and my... More 

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. Being described as fabulous is just amazing and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the museum. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we hope you keep coming back. More 

staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a walk back in time though out the pottery industry with clay throwing (on a wheel of course) making small figures and pottery painting well worth a visit

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your walk back in time with us! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very interestering for adult and very hands on for children loads of activeirties to do nice gift shop and a nice pot of tea and cake to finish

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum, café and shop - thank you for your review. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you can learn a lot about the history about pottery and the city of stoke on trent and the potteries very intresting history

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Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful. I spent a lovely afternoon soaking up the past and really feeling the atmosphere. Got chatting to the "Caretaker" I think - it was a while ago, and he told me about War Horse and other filming that took place here. Lady painting the pots was so interesting and knowledgable about its history. Absolutely Fabulous!

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - very pleased to hear how much you liked the museum! We've had lots of different filming here over the years, from Blue Peter to Doctor Who. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent venue. Loads to see and do . Punch and Judy man was excellent as was the face painting terms and balloons

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, our events are always very popular and we have some brilliant entertainers who come along who are very popular with our visitors. More 

Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only pottery left in Staffordshire that is intact and has retained the bottle kilns that once dominated the landscape of the "Potteries''. With a video showing how Gladstone Pottery developed the manufacture of pottery, the lives of the hundreds of people who worked there during the life of the pottery and the many unusual and dangerous and... More 

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We try very hard to make visitors feel welcome and are very proud of our museum. Reviews like these are just lovely for us to read as staff and we were very pleased to hear that you'd enjoyed the museum, shop and café so much. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum. It gives a real insight into the lives of pottery workers in the 19th century. We spent 3 hours exploring, watching demonstrations and having some lovely oatcakes In the very reasonably priced cafe. Great value for money.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and lovely review. We were really please to hear that you enjoyed the museum - and the oatcakes! More 

Hanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the museum. So many hands on things to do. You can try to throw a pot, paint plates, flowers or ornaments. Good value for money. Loads of history and the guides are very knowledgeable. Looking forward to going again.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting such a smashing review. We think that the hands on parts of the museum really help bring it to life and were very glad that you enjoyed them. More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum had a really interesting day out. Lovely to see how everything worked all those years ago .Everyone was very helpful especially the lady who showed us how the flowers were made they were beautiful and I bought one in the shop. Would definately go again.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this review

We were really pleased to hear that you loved the museum! Thank you very much for your review and we hope to see you again. More 

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