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 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. Sandwiches and afternoon teas are served in the friendly tea room with views overlooking Gladstone’s famous cobbled courtyard.
Please allow two to three hours for your visit.