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Gladstone Pottery Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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I thought this was going to be a silly waste of time but I was totally wrong. The museum is built... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
HandballYaz
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Recommended, a must if you love your history.

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

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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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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26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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
Thank TonyR2214
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
Thank Barry O
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!

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner went last weekend and it was just as fun as I can remember as a child! Great demonstrations and lots of history. If you want to throw your own pot it costs only £3 which is a bargain coming from London!!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliceL1806
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

We're very glad you came back too! Thank you very much for your great review, it was lovely to hear that you had fun and we appreciate your kind comments.

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

This area from Stoke and around Staffordshire is known as the Potteries. Gladstone is one of many factories allowing the public to view our potting history . This pottery specialised in bottle kilns. Most of the carriers and pots made during the industrial revolution are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and the great rating. We were really pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour.

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum two days ago. I wasn’t expecting much but came away with an appreciation for pottery, it’s role in the the industrial revolution and the development of Staffordshire. This is truly one of the best museums i’ve Ever visited. You must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jon249
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review and rating. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum and that we're one of the best you've visited!

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Had a great day at the pottery museum spent three and half hours walking round a well set out with great demos well recommended great value

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike186408
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your review, your recommendation is really appreciated.

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Growing up in 1970's near Stoke, it was great to visit this museum that captures some of The Potteries former glories set against the difficult and dangerous backdrop of this industrial city. The bottle kilns that were once a common site around this area have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy C
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you very much for the great review, we really appreciate your comments and were very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The tiles and our Flushed with Pride section are very popular (not the smell!) and we're celebrating sanitaryware this month with...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

We had time to fill whilst our grandson went for an apprenticeship assessment at JCB so where to go in late November? Having once lived in the area, and remembering working bottle kilns from my extreme youth, we decided to go to the Gladstone Pottery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Broms2
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you very much for the great rating and lovely review. We really appreciate your kind comments about the museum, staff, café and shop and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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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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annwhitehouse1910
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Nerys W | Property representative |
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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