Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019.
Winner - Silver Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Experience of the Year 2019. (Raku Workshop)
Winner - Bronze Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award 2019.
Highly Commended - Enjoy Staffordshire Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award 2019.
Located in a Victorian pottery factory, Gladstone museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent, famous the world over for the quality of its pottery.
Gladstone was not a famous pottery, however, it was typical of hundreds of similar factories in the area making everyday ceramic items for the mass market. Experience for yourself what conditions were like for the men, women and children who worked at the centre of the world’s pottery industry. Watch daily demonstrations of pottery skill and try your hand at throwing a pot, making a bone china flower or decorating a piece a pottery to create a unique souvenir of your visit for a small extra charge.
The Gladstone Shop sells a wide range of gifts including studio ceramics, local paintings, children's novelties, unusual items for the home you won’t find on the high street,as well as local history books and DVDs and pottery made and decorated at the museum.
The Gladstone Café serves hot and cold food, drinks and cakes which you can enjoy with a view of Gladstone’s cobbled courtyard.
Guide dogs admitted
Birthday parties catered for, please ring for further details.
Guided tours should be booked in advance. Please allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult:||£7.75 per ticket|
|Child: (4-16)||£5.40 per ticket|
|Concessions:||£6.20 per ticket|
|Family:||£23.00 per ticket|
Gladstone’s Annual Pass provides outstanding value if you plan on visiting the museum more than once. Adult passes cost £11.50 each – children and concessions £9.50 each – and entitle the user to free entry for 12 months.
Map & Directions
From M6 take junction 15 follow A500 and take A50 to Longton. Take exit off A50 to Longton and follow brown signs to Gladstone Pottery Museum.
Public Transport Directions
Bus services 6 & 6A every 20 minutes. Accessible by Public Transport: Longton station is 1 mile away.
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- Staffordshire Awards Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Bronze Award 2019
- Staffordshire Awards Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Gold Award 2019
- Staffordshire Awards Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Highly Commend 2019
- Staffordshire Awards Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Silver Award 2019
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Out of Hours Visits
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Coach parties accepted
|Winter times (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Summer times (1 Apr 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Gladstone Pottery Museum will be closed to the public from Wednesday 1st September until mid-November. During the temporary closure for a site project the museum, café and shop will not be able to accommodate visitors.
It will still be possible to engage with Gladstone digitally and virtual visits can be enjoyed via the museum website www.stokemuseums.org.uk The website has a wide range of resources for all ages to enjoy, from games and puzzles to colouring sheets, demonstration videos and learning resources.