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    The Gladstone Pottery

    by EasyMalc Written Apr 10, 2014

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    Gladstone Pottery, situated in Longton - The ‘Neck End’ of The Potteries - started life in the second half of the 18th century producing ‘Creamware’.
    It was just one of many potteries that sprung up around here and nothing special where its manufacturing was concerned. It’s special today though because it’s the last remaining complete pottery factory from the era of the coal fired kiln.
    The thing I like most about this museum is its authenticity. It really does feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Not only that you can see the pottery making skills in action such as throwing, casting and hand decorating - and you can even have a go yourself.
    There’s plenty to see and do here for all the family and if you only have time to visit one place in Stoke I highly recommend that you come here.
    See the website for all the up to date information.

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    Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

    by grayfo Written Jan 15, 2014

    The Potteries Museum is one of four city museums and brings together fine and decorative arts, costume, local history, archaeology and natural history collections. On my visit there was a Celebration of Football, I also enjoyed a Hot Chocolate drink and a cake in the Café which is located adjacent to the Forum Theatre on the lower level.

    There are more photos in my Travelogue, including a Supermarine Spitfire.

    Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Admission: Free

    email museums@stoke.gov.uk

    August 2013

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    Tourist Information Centre

    by grayfo Written Jan 9, 2014

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    The Stoke Tourist Information Centre is located in the recently refurbished Victoria (Concert) Hall.

    The office offers a variety of services to help you plan your visit to Stoke-on-Trent, including Rail ticket tickets, National Express tickets, and Alton Towers & Drayton Manor tickets at a reduced rate, Local Theatre tickets and a large selection of local souvenirs.

    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    email stoke.tic@stoke.gov.uk

    August 2013

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    North Stafford Sports Club

    by Benson35 Written Mar 26, 2012
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    A coach load of us came here before the Stoke game March 2012. There ended up being 6 coaches and 3 minibuses worth of City fans here!
    We were made to feel very welcome and the club had made a good effort to accomdate us all by having two places that served beer and a kitchen that served burgers and chips for £2 each.
    We were lucky to have such a beautiful day. We sat out in the sun chatting and watching some of the lads having a kick-about with the ball they were given. Mini matches then came about when the other coaches arrived!
    There was enough space and more for us although if the weather had been naff - we wouldn't have all fit in the clubhouse.
    The toilets were clean if a little tired looking and there was also a rugby match going on on another field that you could watch it you wanted to.

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    Monkey Forest

    by nylo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our visit here was well enjoyed. My partner and I found a leaflet about it and decided it would make a nice place to visit on our way home (from Nottingham to Wigan).
    The monkeys roam free in a large part of the forest and you simply walk through and go along the path. Most the monkeys just sit and eat their food and arent bothered by the people. Others will walk right in front of you ( but you arent allowed to touch them!) and some will start fights with others, chasing eachother up trees screeching at one another! There were a few babies there when we went, and they were lovely, very playful! The parents werent worried about us watching very closely either.
    Theres an adventure ropes course there too.

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    Wedgwood Visitor Centre

    by M.E.R.V Updated Oct 14, 2006

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    You have to visit this place if your in town! Like Adam does quite a few jobs for Wedgwood so I'll accompany him occasionally. Yes, I get to go the restricted areas. However, visitors are allowed a guided tour and you even get hands on experience in making your own pottery. I heard American are huge Wedgwood fans, but they aren't exactly cheaper here. Watch your wallet!

    For more information and admission prices please visit:
    http://www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk
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    http://www.thewedgwoodvisitorcentre.com

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    Alton Towers... it's mad!!!

    by M.E.R.V Updated Oct 14, 2006

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    Stoke-on-Trent is very much associated with Britain's largest theme park. There are daily buses from Hanley and it takes about an hour. Alton towers has recently introduced many other new rides but the bad new is that they are scrapping of some other as well. And I've heard, but I can confirm this, that they will be scrapping off "OBLIVION" as the local residents have complaint about the screams made by people on the ride. This theme park is a bomb! I'm speechless...

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    Stapeley Water Gardens

    by M.E.R.V Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Some of Britain's most outstanding garden attractions are located right here in the Potteries. The Stapeley Water Gardens is the world's largest water gardens boasting 64 acres of a garden paradise. This is a great place for a family day out. Watch out for the huge Kois in the pool, they literally bite!!!

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    Ford Green Hall

    by M.E.R.V Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Ford Green Hall is a 1624 timber framed seventeenth-century house complete with period garden.
    It was home to the Ford family for almost two centuries. The hall is designated a museum with an outstanding collection. The rooms are richly furnished with original and reproduction textiles, ceramics and furniture according to contemporary inventories. Worth a visit as I've heard it is haunted!

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    Dudson

    by M.E.R.V Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Dudson manufacture products exclusively for the ever expanding tableware market and remain a privately owned family business. As one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of hotel and restaurant tableware, one of their famous clients includes the one and only Pizza Hut!

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