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.
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.
October – March: 10am – 4pm
Tea room: 11am – 3:30pm
April – September: 10am – 5pm
Tea room: 11am – 4pm
25 Dec – 1 Jan: Closed
2 January: Open
Children: £5 (4 – 16 years inclusive)
Family Ticket: £21 (2 adults, 2 children)
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.
Visit the gift shop and tea room which is open seven days a week to 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.