United Kingdom

Gladstone Pottery Museum

The industrial revolution transformed the economy and the manufacturing system of the world. It was started in the UK during the 17th century. During this period, UK industry had grown rapidly which developed different types of industry throughout the country. For instance, Sheffield is a former city for the steel industry, Lancashire for cotton goods, and Staffordshire for the pottery Industry. 

As I have an interest about the history of the British Empire, It drives me to explore and visit historical buildings in the UK. At this time, I had a chance to explore the Potteries Industry in Stoke-On-Trent. The pottery museum finally opened publicly early this year once the government lifted the rule of Covid. If you visit this city, you will find some shops which sell ceramic items such as mugs, vases, plates, glass, etc. You will also see lots of pot bank buildings around Stoke on Trent even though some of them had been abandoned and demolished.

I visited Gladstone Pottery Museum which is located in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. This museum also provides a video in each room to show the process of manufacturing pottery. At the end of visiting the museum, you also can try the unique meal in the Gladstone cafe that is the Staffordshire Oatcake. 

Further information. Visit the website https://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/gpm/