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Brilliant place to visit I went with my daughter and we both learned so much about the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lordfresson
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This is a must to see for anyone interested in real Potteries history at its best

So much to see and Gladstone has something to interest everyone. A varied programme of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adele W
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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...more
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26 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to visit I went with my daughter and we both learned so much about the history of the pottery industry and Gladstone. Well worth a visit

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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, we were really pleased to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed visiting.

Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and Gladstone has something to interest everyone. A varied programme of educational, historical and general interest, for all ages and tastes. Atmosphere is wonderful and it's like stepping back into the past. Centrally located with lots of parking and amazing guides...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. We were very pleased that you enjoyed Gladstone and really appreciate your kind words about the museum and the staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fab place had a go at making a pot to no avail it is harder than you think but had help made it in the end what a great Day out

1  Thank baileydan2018
Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our skilled demonstrators make working with clay look easy but it can be very tricky! Thank you for your review and we were glad to hear you had a great day out at the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good to keep kids entertained on a winter day. Diferent from other musems with lots of things for kids to do

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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, we always have plenty of different events and activities on to keep kids (and grown ups!) entertained.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am 6 years old and visited the pottery museum with my school. I loved it! It was amazing. I learned lots !.

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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, we were very pleased to hear that you loved them museum when you came on a school trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having worked in the pottery industry it was a wonderful experience to see how this museum has put together this living exhibit. There is nothing contrived about the feeling this place gives over and exactly matches the real-life experiences I had whilst working in a...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 your review, it's great to hear from someone who worked in the industry who thinks we're getting it right as we try hard to tell the tale of pottery and workers. Your lovely comments about the museum and recommendation mean...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit, this time in better weather. An absolutely fascinating trip back in time. Atmospheric and very informative. How hard times were back then. A number of staff demonstrating various skills, and we watched a family in fits of laughter watching their children trying...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 your lovely review, we were glad to hear that you'd enjoyed coming back to the museum in the lovely weather we've been enjoying. The hands on activities are great fun and we very much appreciate your kind comments about the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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

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

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rgibbard9
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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
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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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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