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Gladstone Pottery Museum

26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
+44 1782 237777
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We're Glad we visited Gladstone Pottery Museum

A great museum for the family, young and old. We visited Stoke for a weekend break and this was our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Munim K
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Wonderful building, Amazing value cafe.

I've been here for lunch on several occasions and lover their baked potatoes. What an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Voseneo
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Stafford, 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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  • Poor1%
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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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"bottle kilns"
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"stoke on trent"
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"hands on activities"
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"bone china"
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"all ages"
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"small extra charge"
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"live demonstrations"
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"step back in time"
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"industrial revolution"
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"potters wheel"
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"staffordshire oatcakes"
in 12 reviews
"we spent hours"
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"local history"
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"children and adults"
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"tea room"
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"information boards"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum for the family, young and old. We visited Stoke for a weekend break and this was our first stop. The entrance price was decent and there was plenty of activities which my son and wife enjoyed. I liked the history in particular...More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely photos and for your kind words about the museum. We're really pleased you visited us on your short break to our area and it was great to hear that you and your family enjoyed the museum, activities...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here for lunch on several occasions and lover their baked potatoes. What an amazing building, steeped in history. The creakiest staircase in the world!More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and rating, the café baked potatoes are good! The staircase in our main building is very, very creaky and pretty impossible to use without making a noise. We've been told there are ways to stop them being so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had intended to go to another pottery museum but it turned out that this one was closer to our route, so did not mean a detour. We are so pleased that we found it. The museum is excellent, plenty of detail of life as...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're very glad that you ended up at Gladstone! Thank you very much for your lovely review and your kind words about the museum, it was great to hear that you found it excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with my gran and young children and all enjoyed it fantastic museum and great to see how pottery was made. Kids loved making their own pots and plenty for them to do. Looking forward to coming back for another visit soon.More

Thank Carla B
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review and rating - we were really pleased to hear that you had all enjoyed your visit to the museum and look forward to seeing you again. If you think you'll visit more than twice in a year...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a teacher on the school trip, the staff were amazing and a wonderful experience. The hands on activities were well prepared and we all enjoyed the day.

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really want the pupils and teachers to enjoy their school visit to Gladstone and we really appreciate your kind words - we were thrilled that you had a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was recommended going here by a friend who is also a potter and I am so glad I visited. The pottery is frozen in time from when the kilns were last fired. It gave a really good insight to what working in a pottery...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Second visit in so many months. Thoroughly enjoyed throwing my own pot, watching my daughter make her own flower and eating scones in the cafe. Great day out- so much to do and educational too what’s not to love!

Thank beckyhopewell
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for the great rating and review. We're really pleased you been enjoying the museum, the Annual Passes are great value and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We used this as a meeting point to return our six year old granddaughter to her mother after a visit with us. The pottery proved an ideal attraction for her. She loved making a pot on the wheel, the potter was great with her and...More

Thank susie02
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we were delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind comments and I will pass your feedback about the lunchboxes on to our café.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I took a 3 & 5 year old here for the free cake decorating at Easter they loved it was run by very friendly staff, they also bought very cheaply may I add come small bits of pottery to paint and loved this to, we...More

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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for the review, we were really pleased that you had a great time at the museum and the activities. We have plenty more events planned for the spring and summer and will be cake decorating again later in the year. 3...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went here with the two children ages 3 & 5 they loved running round the bottle kilns and making cakes along with painting pottery. The pottery was cheap to purchase and the cakes were free with admission charge. All in all a good half...More

Thank Carl W
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Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. We tried something new with the cake decorating activity this Easter and it was very popular (and good fun) so we'll be doing it again in October half term.

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ginaandjoy
19 January 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
23 March 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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Sunshine201283
14 February 2017|
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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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