Gladstone Pottery Museum is a retired 19th century pottery mill. Its kilns and workshops lie in the fiery heart of Stoke’s history. Many of the buildings themselves are preserved in working condition, with fascinating industrial machinery intact. Amongst the buildings, the kilns are especially eye-catching with their tall domes and wide chimneys.
The indoor museum showcases a huge array of pieces including a rather fantastic and slightly surreal exhibit guaranteed to engage the whole family. It’s true - toilet talk is the main subject in our Flushed With Pride Gallery where we are proud to have a Crapper Loo and Sink designed by Thomas Crapper himself.
Gladstone Pottery Museum is an essential trip, whether you live in Stoke or you’re just visiting. Don’t miss a bite to eat at our on-site café that offers an amazing range of vegetarian and gluten-free options.
While the museum is currently closed for in-person visits, an array of lockdown activities are available through their website. You can even take a 3D virtual tour, which is available to view in Virtual Reality! Take a look but be sure to schedule a visit when we can open our doors again.