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Dudson Museum

The Dudson Centre Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD, England
+44 1782 819337
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Crockery in a Bottle!

The Dudson Museum, free to visit, is located inside the shell of an old bottle oven. It's a real... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gervase C
Inside a Bottle Oven

If you have ever wondered what a bottle oven looked like from inside, visit the Dudson Centre and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
NewSanta
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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The Dudson Centre Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Dudson Museum, free to visit, is located inside the shell of an old bottle oven. It's a real hidden gem for the pottery enthusiast, and includes all sorts of surprises.

1  Thank Gervase C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you have ever wondered what a bottle oven looked like from inside, visit the Dudson Centre and look inside this one.

1  Thank NewSanta
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Whilst it's only a small venue it's free to enter and the staff are always will to answer questions. There's always an activity or something for guests to take part in. The retention of a bottle kiln which your able to go inside is quite...More

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museum is small but fascinating - inside the municipal complex, the curator was a lovely lady who really explained all there was to know and offered to book other tours for us if we wanted, lovely experience

Thank Londonbearboy
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A tiny museum that was brought to life by Kim the lady who showed us around with such enthusiasm. Disabled visitors could only access the ground floor but this is where most of the exhibits are.

Thank johnfergliv
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such a shame that I didn't feel that welcomed and seeing as it was where my grandad had worked for many years. The lady who talk to us in the kiln we found very interesting and very helpful. I was unable to go to quite...More

Thank Ninakay R
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A very good but well hidden place that covers the local history very well, less flashy but more realistic than the visitors centre provided by the pottery companies

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited this museum today. The lady in charge was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing collection of pottery in apt surroundings! A lovely touch was the thoughtful provision of a book containing the exhibits which were on the upper floor, this meant I didn't miss...More

1  Thank lollipop1
Reviewed 31 July 2016

A small but lovely museum set in the hovel (outer skin) of a bottle oven. The history of the Dudson company is told in a series of exhibits on two floors, skilfully constructed within an iconic bottle oven and staffed by very friendly, helpful and...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 July 2016

It was nice to get a sense of the factory of days gone by. Sweet tea room, too. Most of the different areas are now inhabited by local orgs, but you get to get pretty high up the bottle kiln. Displays were simple but well...More

1  Thank Cathy P
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