Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ
Enjoy free admission to Gladstone Pottery Museum as part of the Heritage Open Days celebration. 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. Please allow two to three hours for your visit. There is also the chance to have a go at throwing a pot, making a bone china flower or decorating pottery for a small charge.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
There are a couple of areas on site which are not available to wheelchairs and the site does contain a cobbled yard which is not an even surface. We do have lifts in all main areas and the recently opened bottle ovens are all accessible by wheelchair.
Gladstone's Annual Pass provides outstanding value if you plan on visiting the museum more than once. Adult passes cost £10.50 each - children and concessions £8.75 each - and entitle the user to free entry for 12 months. PLEASE NOTE - We are holding a Story Telling Cafe on Thursday 5 September at the museum, doors open 7pm - storytelling begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are FREE but must be booked by calling 01782 237777.
We are signposted from the major routes into Longton and have a large free carpark on Chadwick Street. Please obtain a token from museum reception to exit the car park. Map link.
Date last modified: 9th August 2013 at 15:27