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Had a great breakfast

First class full English breakfast, in pleasant historic surroundings. The museum has a traditional... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Cannock, United Kingdom
What a great museum!

Warm welcome, super nice staff. Anyone coming from the Potteries will appreciate this place and its... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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The Dudson Centre Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD, England
+44 1782 819337
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

First class full English breakfast, in pleasant historic surroundings. The museum has a traditional bottle kiln found in the pottery industry of old

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AshleyG9645
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Warm welcome, super nice staff. Anyone coming from the Potteries will appreciate this place and its history.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jacksonleila996
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Housed in the Bottle Kiln in the centre of the old factory this is a good place to wile away an hour without spending anything (unfortunately my wife did not get the memo)

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This unique resource is a stones throw from the middle of Hanley and shame on me for not visiting sooner. We had the pleasure of meeting Kim whose enthusiasm was infectious and knowledge extensive. Thank you Kim and Dudsons for affording this fascinating glimpse into...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Si365
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I have recently visited the Dudson Museum twice in as many weeks whilst attending courses at the Dudson Centre. As other reviewers have said, it is small but interesting and is housed in the original bottle kiln from the time when Dudson operated on that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Gabrielle H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Dudson make the crockery for many restaurants. The quality is excellent. The Factory Outlet is a must for bargain hunters.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I first visited the museum 2 years ago when I returned to Stoke.on.Trent after living in Derbyshire for 10 years. It is a lovely museum, the lady on the desk is very informative and it is free to visit! I keep returning so please go...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank catrugby
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Small museum. Very knowledgable lady working there who was also friendly and helpful. Off the beaten track. Needs to be advertised more. History of Dudson pottery which is still owned and run by the Dudsun family. Puts other pottery manufacturers to shame. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Dudson Museum, free to visit, is located inside the shell of an old bottle oven. It's a real hidden gem for the pottery enthusiast, and includes all sorts of surprises.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Gervase C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you have ever wondered what a bottle oven looked like from inside, visit the Dudson Centre and look inside this one.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank NewSanta
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Response from Oatcakefan2018 | Reviewed this property |
Apparently, they have in the past put on children’s activities over the holidays. You could try ringing up the Reception desk. The staff are so helpful. It is good experience just being inside a bottle kiln. If you like it... More