Gladstone Pottery Museum

The Gladstone Pottery Museum is a working museum of a medium-sized coal-fired pottery, typical of those once common in the North Staffordshire area of England from the time of the industrial revolution in the 18th century to the mid 20th century. It is a grade II* listed building.[1]

Gladstone Pottery Museum
The courtyard and bottle kiln
Location within Staffordshire
LocationLongton, Staffordshire, England
Coordinates52.98667°N 2.131488°W / 52.98667; -2.131488
TypeIndustrial museum
Public transit accessLongton railway station 10 mins by foot
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Inner courtyard of the museum

The museum is located in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It is also included in one of the regional routes of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.[2] Despite the name of the museum, it is a complex of buildings from two works, the Gladstone and the Roslyn.[3] The protected features include the kilns. As there are fewer than 50 surviving bottle ovens in Stoke-on-Trent (and only a scattering elsewhere in the UK), the museum's kilns along with others in the Longton conservation area represent a significant proportion of the national stock of the structures.[4][5]

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