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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Step back in time

The landscape of Stoke-on-Trent was once dominated by hundreds of the iconic bottle kilns that made... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
989pezza
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Oxford, United Kingdom
A must see museum

We had an amazing time at Gladstone, I am local but had not been since a small child myself and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nuggy13
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Stoke on Trent, Staffs
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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 4 days ago

The landscape of Stoke-on-Trent was once dominated by hundreds of the iconic bottle kilns that made Stoke the pottery capital of the world. Nowadays the majority of these have been demolished, but a handful remain, albeit in a non-operational state - 21st century Health &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at Gladstone, I am local but had not been since a small child myself and I took my 4 year old for the heritage open day, well I'm so glad I decided to go as we both had big smiles...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 and for your kind words about the museum and the staff. We try to make sure we have something to interest visitors of all ages so it was lovely for us to read your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely fantastic time at gladstone pottery museum. Loved how educational and informative it was and the activities were fun and engaging for my 8 year old son. He really enjoyed throwing his first pot and the painting. The staff were friendly and polite...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 and your kind comments about the museum, our staff and our café. We hope you enjoy visiting us often with your annual pass and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately there was a smell in the shop, scented candle/air freshener. This is not widely published but these fake smells are toxic. I'm really sensitive to them, i came out chokingMore

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

Hi, we do not use air freshener in our shop and currently have on display 3 scented bottle oven shaped candles. These use natural scents and are not strongly scented. Our decorating workshop does have a distinctive smell as our paintresses use natural products such...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is situated in the Potteries and exhibits beautiful pieces of pottery . There is plenty of room in the carpark for your car . However , on one visit they were displaying classic buses in the yard so I had to park outside...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, it's lovely to be described as excellent! We have a Classic Bus Running Day once a year (this year it will be 21st October) and it's a great event where you can ride on classic vehicles around the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feels like a working museum. I know some of the volunteers who have put much effort in to getting this all working. Even the kids had a good time with the interactive activities. A real asset to the local community.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, our volunteers work extremely hard at the museum and have put a huge amount of effort into our Festival of Bottle Ovens this summer. We've had lots of successful events during August and have plenty more to come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day. Very interesting seeing how old pottery worked. Full of very knowledgeable staff. Extremely interesting

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

We love hearing that visitors have enjoyed the museum - very pleased you had a great day and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting factory set up exactly as I remember it as me and my family were brought up in this industry,very helpful staff and easy parking, and very experienced staff in all departments in the pottery industry.

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

Thank you very much for your review of the museum, we were really glad to hear that you enjoyed it and found it interesting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I, together with my family, visited Gladstone whilst on a canal boat holiday in Stoke-on-Trent. This is a brilliant day out enjoyed by all of us from 3-45 yrs old. Looking for things to do, which are easily accessed from the canal, I was told...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 great review and rating. We were thrilled to hear that you'd enjoyed your trip to the museum while on holiday in our area and thank you for your kind comments about our thrower which we will pass on. Staffordshire...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the whole afternoon at this fascinating museum. We parked at the free museum car park just down the street. The museum was spread throughout the original buildings, which was great because you could really envisage the specific tasks that had to be completed....More

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

Thank you very much for your great review and rating of the museum and your kind comments about our staff, we really appreciate your feedback. The best souvenirs are the ones you make yourself and we hope you continue to enjoy your vases and flowers...More

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rgibbard9
July 6, 2018|
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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
January 19, 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
March 23, 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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