Gladstone Pottery Museum
This museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent, famous the world over for the quality of its pottery. Take a few of hours out and walk around this last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country.
Learn how this historical building once used coal burning ovens to produce the finest bone china. See traditional skills and learn what the working conditions were like for men, women and children who worked in the pottery industry.
You will also discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and enjoy looking at giant bottle kilns of the former Gladstone China Works.
The museum has a tea room where the whole family can enjoy refreshments while looking over an atmospheric cobbled courtyard.
And if you fancy taking back a souvenir you could visit the gift shop which has unique hand-made pottery for sale.
Facilities: Has large free car park on Chadwick Street for visitors and a token can be obtained from Reception to exit the car park.
Opening Times: Tue – Sat and Bank Holidays
October – March: 10am – 4pm
Tea room: 11am – 3:30pm
April – September: 10am – 5pm
Tea room: 11am – 4pm
Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm April to September and October to March from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Costs: Admission £7.25 for adults and children (4-16) £5.00.
Children: £5.25 (4 – 16 years inclusive)
Family Ticket: £22 (2 adults, 2 children)
For more information, log onto: http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk