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“factory shop”
Review of Moorcroft

Moorcroft
mold
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“factory shop”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

the museum didnt appear to be open so we visited the factory shop in burslem
can see why they need a security guard with the prices charged
dont expect a bargain
went to the dudson factory shop over the road and bought some table ware for £1 each.
now thats value

Visited February 2014
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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“Great little museum”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Visited the museum and shop including the shop round the corner that sells training pieces and seconds while travelling back home from a 2 night break.
The collection of pottery is beautiful in the small museum and if you want to buy a piece, the shop has a great selection from small peices up to the ones that cost the same as a small family car.
While we were looking round the shop, a collector bought 2 large pieces for several thousand pounds. We were looking to buy two small peices for about £150. The service we received was exceptional. No different to the collector before us. We were advised to look at the shop at the factory around the corner before commiting and given directions. After visiting the other shop (and buying one small training piece) we returned and were again met with fantastic service. The assistant brought all the stock through from the back so we could choose the exact 2 pieces we wanted despite there being 4 out on display. Great place to spend an hour or two wether looking for a Moorcroft piece to buy or just looking.

Visited January 2014
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Lytham St Annes
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“Dream on”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

If you have ever watched Flog it or Antique Roadshow this is the real thing for you to touch and hold Moorcroft and if you have bottomless pockets even buy. great place to start a tour of the famous potteries in the area and to dream of owning a classic piece by William Moorcroft. It rocks.

Visited February 2014
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Northants, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful pottery, brilliant tour”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is the third time in 15 years I have visited the Moorcroft factory in Burslem near Stoke. The tour was even better than previous visits. Our guide was so helpful and we had a short film to watch first. When you visit you are shown each step of the complicated processes which go into making a piece of Moorcroft. Everyone of them made by hand. It explains the price of these objects. They are not only beautiful works of art but heirlooms. A vase I bought years ago has doubled in price. If you are interested in how things are made this is a must for you.

Visited October 2013
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Leek, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We found the visitor centre and museum tucked away in a side street, although the bottle kiln that's incorporated in the building is a give-away! As it was Potteries Fortnight, tours weren't available, but this certainly didn't matter to us. The film shown in the show room was very interesting and then we spent a good 45 minutes in the small museum, which was full of utterly gorgeous pieces. The history and stories behind them were fascinating.
Although we didn't make any purchases, we will probably return another time and also visit the other shop nearby.

Visited August 2013
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