Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road
Longton
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST3 1PQ

Tel: 01782 237777

Throwing a pot

About

***GLADSTONE TEMPORARY CLOSURE***

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.

We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming visitors to the museum in person again later in the year.

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.

During the closure the Gladstone Shop will continue to operate its popular mail order and call and collect services. By browsing featured products on the museum website www.stokemuseums.org.uk/gpm/shop and calling the shop on 01782 237777, shoppers can choose from a wide range of gifts, books and ceramics, many made and decorated at Gladstone.

 

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 Tile Gallery features one of the best decorative tile collections in the country and celebrates the ways in which ceramic tiles have given beauty and colour to floors and walls over the centuries.

Flushed with Pride is a remarkable gallery dedicated to the history of the toilet and lifts the lid on the role that potters played in it's development. A fun noisy, touchy feely display, kids will love it!

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.

Group Visits

Guided tours should be booked in advance. Please allow 2-3 hours for your visit.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket 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

Road 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. Nearest railway station is Longton, which is 1 mile away.

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Awards

  • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 -  Bronze Award Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Bronze Award 2019
  • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Gold Award Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Gold Award 2019
  • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Highly Commend Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Highly Commend 2019
  • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Silver Award Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2019 - Silver Award 2019

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Winter times (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Summer times (1 Apr 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

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