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“Back in Time Visit”

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Longton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Back in Time Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you are planning a visit to Stoke-on-Trent what better place to start than the Gladstone Pottery Museum? Located in a Victorian pottery factory, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent, famous the world over for the quality of its pottery. A day for all the family, Good parking and very easy to find, And while you are there you might want to check out Longton's fantastic in door market.

Visited October 2013
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“Fascinating, and great for children of all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wonderful living history lesson with true craftsmen / women demonstrating their skills and enabling visitors to have a go themselves. It is a treasure that Stoke-on-Trent has so few of. My grandchildren loved the toilet display, with the mock-up old houses, and they also did pottery painting and tried their hand at making a vase, and this turned out pretty well, thanks to the advice of the supervising craftsperson. It is one place that the kids always want to go to.

Visited January 2014
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“excellent place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit with lots of interesting exhibitions like going inside the kilns and engine room.
My daughter who is 8 loved the pot throwing display and we enjoyed watching the ladies make and paint the clay flowers.(we bought some from the gift shop)
The museum was very informative and a great time was had by all.
We enjoyed a coffee in the tea room and then went on to visit the doctors house and toilet exhibition which was fun.
Thank you for a really fun day out.

Visited October 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

What a great venue to watch bands play. It was a cold night but being surrounded by all the kilns and fire pits, it felt warm with a great atmosphere. I have never visited for the purpose of having a look around, but I will be back in daylight so I can see the real purpose of the location. If you want a chilled out night, with local beer/wine, food and music, this is the venue to come to. The price to get in was very reasonable (£5) and drink/food was affordable too. It wasn’t an event I would take children too, but in the daytime, it would be a great place for a family. There is a café attached and a gift shop to peruse.

Visited December 2013
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“wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a fantastic museum, you expect to meet one of the pottery workers from the past round every corner, such is the atmosphere of this place. This really is a museum that is top of the game. Lots to see ,lots to do, we got the year pass, excellent value at around £10, worth more then one visit. Lovely gift shop and tearoom, very reasonably priced, only one complaint, we visited the same time as a family who thought it was great that their kids run around the tables screaming, disturbing everyone's cuppa and cake, its not a playground its a tearoom, have some respect for others in this environment, gripe over. Don't hesitant to visit

Visited January 2014
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