Gladstone Pottery Museum 40th Anniversary Display

The story of The Potteries, all wrapped up in one unique museum.

Stoke-on-Trent is world famous for its pottery and no visit to the city would be complete without experiencing this unique museum. Discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and giant bottle kilns of the former Gladstone China Works, now preserved as the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country.

If you are planning a visit to Stoke-on-Trent what better place to start than the Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Located in a Victorian pottery factory, the 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. Visit the gift shop and tea room which is open to both museum visitors and the general public. Enjoy sandwiches and afternoon teas whilst looking over Gladstone’s famous cobbled courtyard.

Please allow two to three hours for your visit.

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