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Poole Pottery

The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 668681
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It was ok.

Ok place to visit. Nothing stood out though. I didn’t find the staff very helpful. Very spacious... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BlackKittens1990
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Lovely experience

Lovely, friendly staff, nothing, was too much trouble. Whole family enjoyed the experience of... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Hannah P
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Poole Pottery's rich history dates back to 1873 and has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for the most skilled craftsmen and artisans. Visit the working Studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers. Watch pot throwing and decorating and find out more about how Poole Pottery is made. Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world. Giftware, Lighting, Quality Seconds, Collectors Corner, Vintage Tableware and Museum pieces.Discover a selection of unique pieces by our Studio artists, only made and sold at the Home of Poole Pottery. Feel inspired? Have a go at painting your own masterpiece in our Paint a Pot area. Find great bargains with two floors of Outlet Shopping: Gifts, Homewares, Fashions, Shoes and Accessories.Relax in our Pottery cafe on the first floor. We serve a selection of drinks, lunchtime meals and snacks made from locally sourced ingredients. We are situated right on the Quay in Poole. Group Visits and Coach Parties Welcome, Wheelchair accessible, Seating throughout the store, Baby Changing Facilities, Free Entry, Open Daily Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm Sunday 10.30 to 4.30, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Day.
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The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok place to visit. Nothing stood out though. I didn’t find the staff very helpful. Very spacious premises with lots of pottery.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly staff, nothing, was too much trouble. Whole family enjoyed the experience of painting pottery figures - so much fun and a lovely keepsake. Would come back again!

1  Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It is a real shame that this excellent place has closed down, it was really the heart of Poole! Now that it has gone, I doubt there will be many tourists. It was a lovely place and so interesting and I hope it reopens soon.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I went on a coach holiday to Devon and West oast and it was enjoyable and we went Poole pottery and enjoyed it and would go back again

2  Thank Philipguest
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Terribly sad that poole pottery after 144 years is closing down. This place attracted me and thousands of others and is a major attraction to the town, bringing in millions of pounds. We personally can't believe poole council would be willing to give this up,...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a shame this sore is closing down it has always been a must when visiting the area apart from the strikingly beautiful pottery there was always so many other goods to browse and we never left without finding something to buy

Thank 70ish
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Popped in as noticed pottery is closing down and relocating to Stoke. Unfortunately apart from pottery to buy very little activity going on in the kiln areas. saw two artists working and very skillful decoration. Have some good offers on the pottery to buy but...More

1  Thank Ivess3
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Yes it is true, after being one of the top attractions in Poole the Poole Pottery Store is closing on 15th October. The store now has lots of reductions to clear the stock so grab yourself a bargain if you are in to that sort...More

1  Thank ExploreGB
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We travelled to Poole, primarily to visit Poole Pottery. Admittedly there are lots of beautiful and colourful pieces there which currently have sizeable discounts knocked off due to them closing down soon. We decided to invest in a few pieces, however when my friend approached...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I went to Bournemouth for my usual visit and onto Poole to my favourite Pottery, on walking along the quayside I got a shock........a sign attached to the Pottery building stating it was "CLOSING DOWN". After '150 years'......???????

1  Thank CowsHolidays
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Pauline F
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Response from PoolePottery | Property representative |
Hi Pauline F Thanks for your question. Yes we still welcome coach visitors. If you would like to contact the store on 01202 668681 we can send you our leaflet and provide any further information you may require. We look... More
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