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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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Antiques society annual day out

Today we visited as a group the Gladstone pottery museum and also the Spode museum in Stoke on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maisiegran
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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step back in time

take a trip to Stoke on Trent, home of the potteries.it a most interesting day for all ages. the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
harrybJ5916IG
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Stoke-on-Trent, 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. 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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  • Average1%
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26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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+44 1782 237777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today we visited as a group the Gladstone pottery museum and also the Spode museum in Stoke on Trent. This had been organised by our our Calderdale antiques society. The Gladstone museum was extremely interesting and well worth a visit. Our guide was a lady...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour and found the museum interesting and the food tasty.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

take a trip to Stoke on Trent, home of the potteries.it a most interesting day for all ages. the people are lovely, demonstrations, information , all questions answered, on some days children can make a pot, in ideal day out in school holidays. ,More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words about the museum and people working here. We have lots of special events coming up for the school holidays - lots of them are bottle oven themed as we're going to celebrating the 40th...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my brother and sister in law a couple of weeks ago. We’d been before. Everyone fascinated by the history of the pottery. Friendly staff. Nice shop. No complaints.

Thank joan h
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We were really pleased to hear you all enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review and lovely comments.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

great place for the kids to get there hand dirty making a pot learn how the pottery industry flourished in the UK

Thank selwynj0nes
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, it's great to see kids (and grown ups!) getting their hands dirty and having fun making things with clay.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times with different groups, so much to see and do and an interesting insight into a lost industry...then just when you think your visit is at an end, there’s a whole other museum on toilets! -so much fun 💩

Thank Missawalli1
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you your review and your kind comments about the museum. We were glad you enjoyed it - Flushed with Pride is really good fun! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. Staff very warm and knowledgable. The cafe serves nice reasonably priced food. All in all, a really nice day out.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, we were really glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum and cafe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This my first ever visit to a pottery museum and I enjoyed to see the demonstrations of making clay pots, casting , making flowers and colouring. It will tell 200years history of Pottery industry in England.

Thank Soma S
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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 review and your kind comments about the museum. We were very glad you enjoyed the demonstrations of pottery skills.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific place with lots to see and lots to learn about how pottery was made and what life was like. It will appeal to all ages. Two staff were doing demonstrations and very happy to chat. You can pay a small fee...More

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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 taking the time to review us and for the excellent rating and lovely comments. We were delighted to hear that you'd enjoyed Gladstone.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£7.75 entrance price, not bad for 2 and a half hours, we just felt that it was too quiet, sunny Saturday afternoon in June and there were barely any staff about. No demonstrations, no staff to engage with about the local history. Wouldn't recommend for...More

Thank Jamie P
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the museum. We do not have costumed actors but do have demonstrations by pottery professionals as part of the self guided tour around the museum, which include casting, throwing, bone china flowermaking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used a local bus from Hanley and it was well worth the effort. The history aspect is very well done Ithe original factory has been well preserved and some of the displays are very surprising and funny.

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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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annwhitehouse1910
March 23, 2017|
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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We are open Tuesdays - Saturdays and Bank Holidays so will be open on Saturday 1st but not on the Sunday. There's no need to book. We're open 10am - 5pm and advise visitors to... More
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Sunshine201283
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
Hi, the museum has have-a-go activities on every day that we are open (Tuesdays - Saturdays) and these include painting pottery, making bone china flowers and throwing pots. We have an electric powered throwing wheel but... More
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