The last complete Victorian pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent and also a working museum, this unique site will provide your children with a fantastic hands-on learning experience. Learn about Victorian working conditions for adults and children and watch our demonstrators as they practise traditional skills in clay. There is also a fully furnished Victorian Doctor�s surgery on site and fascinating exhibitions on ceramic tiles and the history of the toilet. Come here for art, history, citizenship and science activities.
Guided tours 15 per group.
As a working 19th-century pottery factory, Gladstone does have some access difficulties. Some visitors may have difficulty with the cobbled courtyard and two of the museum�s rooms are unfortunately inaccessible to wheelchair users.
The vast majority of the site is accessible by lift, ramp and stairs.
A wheelchair and electric scooter are available on request.
The museum has two accessible toilets.
Guide dogs and helping dogs are welcomed and a water bowl is provided.
An induction loop has been fitted in the reception area.
The museum�s introductory video has a subtitles setting.
Our qualified British Sign Language guide can be pre-booked for guided tours.
For more information, please contact the museum.
Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily workshops.