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Trip Planner: Europe / UK / England / Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent / Longton / Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum, a working museum of a medium-sized pottery, displays not only mass-produced pottery but also more artistic pottery, such as the Gladstone Vase by Frederick Alfred Rhead. The museum has also been a filming site for a BBC documentary, "The Worst Jobs in Britain," and an episode of the popular television series, "Doctor Who." The site holds annual events, including Halloween ghost walks and tours, Christmas carol concerts, and seasonal festivals. It also caters to children with Easter egg hunts and summer pottery workshops. In the last few years, the museum has opened Flushed with Pride, a toilet exhibition featuring a Japanese imported toilet and toilets dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. PutGladstone Pottery Museum into our Stoke-on-Trent trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Gladstone pottery museum is brilliant in every way . It's fantastic . All the staff are lovely . We attempted to make flowers a brilliant experience just like the generation game ha ha . It's a real..... more
Gladstone pottery museum is brilliant in every way . It's fantastic . All the staff are lovely . We attempted to make flowers a brilliant experience just like the generation game ha ha . It's a real..... more »
A real find. Smashing staff, helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Being in what was a real, unaltered ex pottery made this place eminently relatable. Well laid out & interesting. This place...
A real find. Smashing staff, helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Being in what was a real, unaltered ex pottery made this place eminently relatable. Well laid out & interesting. This place... more »
A really interesting museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and watching the experts create bowls and flowers was fascinating. The lady making the flowers just kept chatting to us while making beautiful delicate petals almost without having to look at her hands! Watching the lady painting the ceramics also equally fascinating. Impressive how she was able to maintain the correct perspective on a curved surface.
Waited ages to come here as it’s I’m usually working but took advantage of the bank holiday to finally pay a visit… love walking round old factories and have previously done the middleport tour. Also it’s the home of the pottery throw down so would have loved to have seen the bit they do the filming in but it doesn’t appear to be on the tour, none of the previous pottery throw down creations on show either that I could see. But still a great place to visit, entry price is very reasonable and there is a lot to see for relatively small site. The cafe was nice too although the squeaky sounding stairway up to it sounded like it needs a bit of TLC lol Would recommend a visit you won’t be disappointed
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