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Gladstone Pottery Museum

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Zoe F wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Great museum with demonstrations. Watch Rita make pottery roses. Covers the whole process of pottery making, you can see inside the bottle kilns. Nice cafe and gift shop. You do need to phone to book tickets in advance.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from nerysww, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and getting such a positive review on our first day of re-opening has made our day!
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Bob Moston wrote a review Aug 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
If you’re visiting the Potteries and you don’t go here; you’ve got it very wrong! If you live around here and you haven’t visiting... what are you playing at?!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from nerysww, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Brilliant! Thank you very much.
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Hannah wrote a review Aug 2020
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I haven’t been this year but l would just like to say: I work in the sector, I have done so for over 20 years, so I visit a lot of them, and without a doubt this is my favourite museum. I miss it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from nerysww, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Thank you for your lovely comment, it's very much appreciated. We really miss our visitors and can't wait to open up again and see them in person.
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hwylasbri wrote a review Jun 2020
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom444 contributions194 helpful votes
Although the website does not "sell" itself as well as some other Stoke attractions two people from the city had highly recommended it, and it certainly was the absolute highlight of my whole trip! A miraculous survivor its higgledy-piggledy buildings reflect what must have been a common Stoke site in the city's heyday. Everything was presented in such an interesting and thorough way! Although it took a little time to get there (some under-cover cycle parking would be appreciated) it was well worth the time spent. The cafe staff were exceptionally welcoming and helpful, and the food perfectly adequate. The signage and information on menu options could be a little clearer, I feel. I missed out on Staffordshire oatcakes not realising until too late they were an option. Overall an umissable Stoke attraction. Had an authentic feel too.... not too much tidied or upgraded - apart from the shop though, which I felt was a little too slick compared with everything else.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from nerysww, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Thank you for your review, we were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum. Our cluster of buildings are indeed a bit higgledy piggeldy and would have been typical of pottery factories at the time when they added sections in any available space!
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John H wrote a review Feb 2020
Derby, United Kingdom33 contributions17 helpful votes
This is an amazing museum to visit and well worth a trip. The buildings are original and demonstrations are given, some of which you can join in for a small cost. The information provided on the pottery industry and its social impact is very interesting. The cafe for snacks is available, selling the largest teacakes I've seen, all at reasonable prices. The shop is well worth a look. All the staff are very friendly and helpful in explaining things. A car park is available and Longton railway station is a short walk (about 5-10 minutes).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Nerys W, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone Pottery Museum
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your review and kind words about the museum and our staff. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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