Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum A welcoming museum which tells the story of the life and work of North Staffordshire potters. We have 4 large 'bottle ovens' and a smaller enamel kiln.
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Gladstone Pottery Museum stands on a site where pottery has been made for hundreds of years in the heart of the area known as the 'Potteries' in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The museum is a preserved Victorian pottery, saved from demolition by volunteers over 40 years ago. Several of those volunteers are still active on site and are invaluable in helping with site maintenance and events. Later t

he ownership and running of the museum was tranferred from a trust to Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Gladstone China was never a household name but the site is important as it is seen as the only complete surviving example of a medium sized factory. As a museum it has been a popular attraction for many years and delights visitors from the local area and all over the world. It features original workshops (where pottery skills are demonstrated), a stable, steam engine (worked by electric), a cobbled courtyard, Victorian Doctor's House, Tile Gallery and Flushed with Pride - a permanent exhibition dedicated to the humble loo! These were used to coal-fire pottery and are some of the 46 which remain of the thousands which once dominated the local skyline.

Join us this Saturday, 13 January and enjoy a Connoisseur Guided Tour at Gladstone. Have you always wanted to know more ...
10/01/2024

Join us this Saturday, 13 January and enjoy a Connoisseur Guided Tour at Gladstone. Have you always wanted to know more about the history of the pottery industry? Why not come along and have a guided tour of our unique 19th century pottery factory? Please note this is an indoor and outdoor event in a cobbled courtyard, so warm clothing and sensible footwear are recommended. 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.00pm-3.00pm. Tickets £25 and includes a light lunch. Places very limited so please book in advance by calling 01782 237777 or email [email protected]

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff from at Gladstone Pottery Museum and The Potteri...
23/12/2023

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff from at Gladstone Pottery Museum and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

On Saturday 27 January come along to our special workshop and have a go at making a unique Raku fired pot to take home. ...
15/12/2023

On Saturday 27 January come along to our special workshop and have a go at making a unique Raku fired pot to take home. You will benefit from easy to follow, step by step instructions, delivered by an experienced ceramics tutor.

The materials that you will require will be provided but please note this is an outdoor workshop in a cobbled courtyard, so warm clothing and sensible footwear are recommended.

10am – 12pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm. Tickets £45 and includes a light lunch. Places very limited so please book in advance by calling 01782 237777 or email [email protected]

Join us for a Connoisseur Guided Tour at Gladstone on Saturday 13 January. Have you always wanted to know more about the...
12/12/2023

Join us for a Connoisseur Guided Tour at Gladstone on Saturday 13 January. Have you always wanted to know more about the history of the pottery industry? Why not come along and have a guided tour of our unique 19th century pottery factory? Please note this is an indoor and outdoor event in a cobbled courtyard, so warm clothing and sensible footwear are recommended.

10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Tickets £25 and includes a light lunch. Places very limited so please book in advance by calling 01782 237777 or email [email protected]

Enjoy some festive Christmas pottery painting this Saturday at the museum.Decorate a Santa or a Snowman to take home and...
05/12/2023

Enjoy some festive Christmas pottery painting this Saturday at the museum.

Decorate a Santa or a Snowman to take home and display on your mantlepiece.

11am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm. £3 plus normal museum admission.

Enter the world of Narnia this Saturday at the museum with this special trail. Solve the clues and receive a little trea...
23/11/2023

Enter the world of Narnia this Saturday at the museum with this special trail. Solve the clues and receive a little treat.

Free with normal museum admission.

11am – 3pm.

22/11/2023

Enjoy a festive Afternoon Tea with Santa and his little elf on Saturday 9 Dec. Hear a Christmas story and join in with a sing-a-long whilst enjoying a range of our delicious afternoon treats including sandwiches, cakes, scones and cream. Tickets £19.95 which includes Afternoon Tea, a Santa goody bag and free admission to the museum. Tickets limited, please call 01782 237777 or email [email protected] to book. Servings at 12noon and 2.30pm.

A welcoming museum which tells the story of the life and work of North Staffordshire potters.

As part of the Narnia event at Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday 25 November you can make a clay Aslan the lion’s hea...
21/11/2023

As part of the Narnia event at Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday 25 November you can make a clay Aslan the lion’s head. Drop in between 11:00-12:30 & 1:30-3:00. £3 a go. Museum admission charges apply.

20/11/2023

Many thanks to all of the makers, staff and the hundreds of visitors that helped to make Saturday’s Ceramic Makers Market a roaring success!

All of those people and pots in one place was an amazing spectacle!

20/11/2023

Narnia – An adventure through the Wardrobe

Saturday 25 November

Visit Gladstone Pottery Museum this November and you might just find more adventure than you expected.

Once you step through the wardrobe you will find yourself in the magical land of Narnia, and who knows what awaits you there?

Will you meet Mr Tumnus the Fawn? Fall foul of the White Witch, or help Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund find Aslan himself?

The only way to save Narnia and escape this magical kingdom is by solving the puzzle and defeating the White Witch.

Free with normal museum admission. 11am – 4pm.

A welcoming museum which tells the story of the life and work of North Staffordshire potters.

18/11/2023

Over 50 amazing ceramic makers here today - in 8 rooms/spaces all around the museum!

It's been a busy one so far - don't miss!

18/11/2023

The fun begins at 11!

17/11/2023

Have you always wanted to make a festive wreath? Why not come along to our workshop on Saturday 9 Dec and have a go at making a unique wreath for yourself?
You will benefit from easy to follow, step by step instructions, delivered by an experienced floristry tutor. The materials that you will require will be provided but please bring along any additional decorations that you would like to use to personalise your arrangement. 10.30am – 1pm. Tickets £45 and includes materials, mince pie and cream, coffee and free entrance to the rest of the museum. Places very limited so please book in advance by calling 01782 237777 or email [email protected]

A welcoming museum which tells the story of the life and work of North Staffordshire potters.

We’re on the countdown to the next Gladstone Pottery Museum Ceramic Makers’ Market coming up this Saturday (18 November)...
14/11/2023

We’re on the countdown to the next Gladstone Pottery Museum Ceramic Makers’ Market coming up this Saturday (18 November) from 11am until 4pm. AND IT’S FREE ENTRY TO THE MARKET AND THE MUSEUM ON THE DAY!

As you’d expect in the heart of The Potteries, we’ve got dozens of local makers coming to wow you with a massive selection of creative local wares and pieces, including Scruffy Little Herbert, Sculpta, Made it Ourselves, Phil Hardaker, Black Star Ceramics, Burslem Pottery, Rae Downey, SNO Ceramics, Gael Cherry, Richard Heeley and many many more!

So come along to support and celebrate our amazing local potters, grab yourself something really unique for Christmas - and have a great day!

Pottery makers!There are a few stalls up for grabs at the forthcoming makers market at Gladstone this coming Saturday (1...
12/11/2023

Pottery makers!

There are a few stalls up for grabs at the forthcoming makers market at Gladstone this coming Saturday (11am – 4pm). They are all in the outside spaces at the site – but they are all under cover.

The cost of the stall is £60. If you’re interested please email [email protected]

It’s promising to be a very well attended event.

The first respondents to email interest will get offered the remaining stalls and be sent payment instructions and set up/loading/times info etc.

10/11/2023

We’re gearing up for this fabulous event on Saturday November 18 from 11am until 4pm – you’re not going to want to miss it. AND IT’S FREE ENTRY TO THE MARKET AND THE MUSEUM ON THE DAY!

Gladstone Pottery Museum Ceramic Makers’ Market - just in time for the main Christmas shopping period and with over 50 local and national ceramic makers, including some familiar faces from TV hit show The Great Pottery Throw Down. Jennifer Cobb, Vithushanan Karunakaran, Adam Johnson, Henry Moore, Tom Demeranville, Lucinda Lovesey, Miles Johnson and Sally Tully will all be showing off their fabulous creations for you to purchase!

A welcoming museum which tells the story of the life and work of North Staffordshire potters.

The museum is now closed until Saturday 23 March 2024 when it will reopen at the start of the Easter holidays. The museu...
08/11/2023

The museum is now closed until Saturday 23 March 2024 when it will reopen at the start of the Easter holidays. The museum will open for special events, school visits and external booking during this seasonal closure.

Please visit our website https://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/gpm/ for information on our upcoming events. For information on school bookings, private hire and ticketed events please email [email protected]

Celebrate Diwali at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley on Saturday 11 November...
03/11/2023

Celebrate Diwali at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley on Saturday 11 November...

Creepy Clay CauldronsFriday 3 NovemberDrop in 11:00-12:30 and 1:00-2:30Have ago at making a spooky clay cauldron full of...
30/10/2023

Creepy Clay Cauldrons

Friday 3 November

Drop in 11:00-12:30 and 1:00-2:30

Have ago at making a spooky clay cauldron full of spooky creations such as skulls, snakes and bats or even a pumpkin.

£3 a go.

Museum admission charges apply.

Opening dates and times for the museum this week...We’ll be open on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2, and Friday 3 (10am until 3p...
29/10/2023

Opening dates and times for the museum this week...

We’ll be open on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2, and Friday 3 (10am until 3pm), so come and experience an amazing glimpse into the city’s industrial past in this brilliantly preserved Victorian pottery factory.

For information about activities at the museum on these dates please call 01782 237777.

Use the following link for more information about opening dates and times during October and November 2023…

https://bit.ly/3L0ucs4

Councillor Majid Khan is the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent for 2023/24Each Lord Mayor chooses a charity to raise funds fo...
29/10/2023

Councillor Majid Khan is the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent for 2023/24

Each Lord Mayor chooses a charity to raise funds for during their term of office. This year, the Lord Mayor has chosen:

Savana – supporting victims of sexual abuse and violence

Stoke-on-Trent Aiming High – supporting disabled children and their families

Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank – helping local people in crisis

Please use the QR code and dig deep to make generous donations for these great causes.

Ceramic Makers' MarketA date for your diaries – you won’t want to miss this!Due to the huge success of our last Ceramic ...
27/10/2023

Ceramic Makers' Market

A date for your diaries – you won’t want to miss this!

Due to the huge success of our last Ceramic Makers’ Market we’re excited to announce that the next one will take place on Saturday 18 November – and it will be even bigger and better!

Just in time for the main Christmas shopping period and with over 50 local and national ceramic makers, including past contestants from The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Browse the variety of stalls offering bespoke works of art for sale from the traditional to the abstract and all made of clay.

Free, 11am – 4pm

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26/10/2023

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This Saturday children can have a go at painting our spooky pottery wizards, bats and gargoyles.11am-2.30pm, small charg...
25/10/2023

This Saturday children can have a go at painting our spooky pottery wizards, bats and gargoyles.

11am-2.30pm, small charge applies.

They are also available to buy from the shop to paint at home.

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24/10/2023

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Opening dates and times for the museum this week...We’ll be open on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28...
23/10/2023

Opening dates and times for the museum this week...

We’ll be open on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 (10am until 3pm), so come and experience an amazing glimpse into the city’s industrial past in this brilliantly preserved Victorian pottery factory.

For information about activities at the museum on these dates, including some Special Spooky Halloween activities please call 01782 237777.

Use the following link for more information about opening dates and times during October and November 2023…

https://bit.ly/3L0ucs4

Witch in Training….Saturday 28 October - this Halloween come and enjoy our giant pink larger than life witch in training...
20/10/2023

Witch in Training….

Saturday 28 October - this Halloween come and enjoy our giant pink larger than life witch in training.

Flying, scaring people, and remembering magic spells are a constant challenge for this bungling character who receives sympathy and giggles wherever she goes.

Free with normal museum admission. 11am – 3pm. Children can also have a go at painting our spooky pottery wizards, bats & gargoyles (£3 in addition to admission charge).

Address

Uttoxeter Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST31PQ

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

+441782237777

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